Lymnaea

noun
Lym·​naea | \ lim-ˈnē-ə, ˈlim-nē-ə How to pronounce Lymnaea (audio) \

Medical Definition of Lymnaea

: a genus of snails formerly almost coextensive with the family Lymnaeidae but now comprising comparatively few species of dextrally coiled freshwater snails that include some medically important intermediate hosts of flukes — compare fossaria, galba

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“Lymnaea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lymnaea. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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