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  • n. Any of the genus Physa of freshwater snails.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of fresh-water Pulmonifera, having reversed spiral shells. See Pond snail, under pond.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of pond-snails or fresh-water gastropods of the family Limnæidæ, or made type of the Physidæ, having the shell sinistral.
  • n. [lowercase] A pond-snail of the genus Physa.
  • n. [lowercase; pl. physæ (-sē).] In some anthozoans, as Edwardsia, the lower end of the body. It may or may not be retractile into the scapus. Compare capitulum, 6, and scapus, 6.

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  • n. any member of the genus Physa

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From the genus name.

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