Planorbidae

noun plural
Pla·​nor·​bi·​dae | \ plə-ˈnȯr-bə-ˌdē How to pronounce Planorbidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Planorbidae

: a family of freshwater pulmonate snails having a single pair of tentacles with an eye at the base of each and gills as well as lungs and including numerous forms important as intermediate hosts of pathogenic trematode worms — see planorbis

Other Words from Planorbidae

planorbid \ -​bəd How to pronounce Planorbidae (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Planorbidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Planorbidae. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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