partula

noun
par·tu·la | \ˈpärchələ\

Definition of partula 

1 capitalized : a genus of thin-shelled land and tree snails (suborder Stylommatophora) of the islands of the Pacific that are of great interest to collectors because of their very numerous and highly localized races and species

2 plural partulae\-əˌlē, -ˌlī\ : any snail of the genus Partula

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