Definition of achatinella
1 capitalized : a genus comprising many species and varieties of air-breathing land snails peculiar to the Hawaiian islands
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: 1828See Words from the same year
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