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Pronunciation: trik'yu-la

Definition: A genus of operculate freshwater snails related to Oncomelania (the Schistosoma japonicum as intermediate hosts) of the subfamily triculinae, family Hydrobiidae, subclass Prosobranchiata; it includes Tricula aperta, intermediate host of Schistosoma mekongi.

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