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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: lith'o-glif-op'sis

Definition: A genus of amphibious freshwater operculate snails of the family Hydrobiidae (subfamily Hydrobiinae; subclass Prosobranchiata). In the Mekong River delta, Lythoglyphopsis aperta serves as an intermediate host of the blood fluke, Schistosoma mekongi.

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