Bulinus

A genus and subgenus of freshwater snails in the family Planorbidae (subfamily Bulininae), which includes many species that are intermediate hosts of the human blood fluke, Schistosoma haematobium, in Africa and the Middle East; divided into two subgenera, Physopsis and B., the former being responsible for transmission of S. haematobium south of the Sahara, the latter responsible for transmission of this bladder blood fluke in north Africa and the Middle East. Important species include B. truncatus and B. forskalii, hosts for human and animal schistosomes and several domestic animal amphistome flukes.

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Bu·li·nus (bu-liґnəs) a genus of snails of the family Planorbidae. Several species are intermediate hosts of Schistosoma haematobium and Opisthorchis.

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  • bulinus — ● bulinus nom masculin Petit mollusque gastropode ovoïde operculé qui abonde dans les étangs de l Ouest africain et qui est l un des vecteurs de la bilharziose …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • bulinus — bu·li·nus …   English syllables

  • bulinus — I. byüˈlīnəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, perhaps irregular from Latin bulla bubble + inus ine more at poll (head) : a genus (the type of the family Bulinidae) of small sinistral freshwater pulmonate snails including a number… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bulinus truncatus — Bulinus Systematik Klasse: Schnecken (Gastropoda) Ordnung: Lungenschnecken (Pulmonata) Unterordnung: Wasserlungenschnecken (Basommatophora) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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