Definition: Provided with a lid (operculum); denoting members of the mollusk class Gastropoda (snails), subclass Prosobranchiata (operculate snails), and the eggs of certain parasitic worms such as the digenetic trematodes (except the schistosomes) and the broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum.
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