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Pronunciation: seg'men-ti'na

Definition: A genus of freshwater pulmonate snails (family Planorbidae, subfamily Segmentininae); includes the species Segmentina hemisphaerula, an important intermediate host of Fasciolopsis buski.

[L. segmentum, fr. seco, to cut]

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