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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A superfamily group of pulmonate gastropods, equivalent to the Geophila or Stylommatophora, containing the landsnails and -slugs, which are thus contrasted with the Branchiopneusta or Basommatophora, including the aquatic snails: so called on the ground that the respiratory sac is morphologically a kind of urinary bladder.

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