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Pronunciation: fi-sop'sis

Definition: A subgenus of the genus Bulinus, most species of which transmit the human blood fluke, Schistosoma haematobium, and some animal schistosomes in Africa south of the Sahara.

[G. physis, growth, + opsis, aspect, appearance]

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