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pond snail

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Definition of pond snail in English:

noun

An aquatic European snail with a brown conical shell, living typically in fresh water.
  • Genus Limnaea, family Limnaeidae
Example sentences
  • We were led to propose a creative evolutionary role for intragenic DNA inversions through our studies of the nitric oxide-signaling pathway in the nervous system of a pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis.
  • Predator snails control plant-eating snails, and pond snails help keep the water clean.
  • Mallards and black ducks also dive for pond snails and probably a range of aquatic insects like dragonfly nymphs.

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