achatinella

noun ach·a·ti·nel·la \ˌa-kə-tə-ˈne-lə\

Definition of achatinella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus comprising many species and varieties of air-breathing land snails peculiar to the Hawaiian islands

  2. 2 plural -s :  a snail of the genus Achatinella

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Origin and Etymology of achatinella

New Latin, from Achatina + -ella


First Known Use: 1828


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