Tropicorbis

noun

Trop·​i·​cor·​bis
ˌträpəˈkȯrbə̇s
: a genus of New World freshwater snails (family Planorbidae) of medical importance as hosts of the schistosome (Schistosoma mansoni) in endemic focuses in North and South America

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from tropicus tropical (from Latin, of a turning of the sun) + Latin orbis ring, circle

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“Tropicorbis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tropicorbis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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