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Pronunciation: pir'e-nel'a

Definition: A genus of marine and brackish water operculate (prosobranch) snails. Pirenella conica is the initial intermediate host of Heterophyes heterophyes, the fish-borne fluke of humans and fish-eating birds and mammals along the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts.

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