from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gastropod of the family Limnæidæ, and especially of the genus Limnæa, as L. stagnalis.


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  • To fulfil the Academy's requirements, Lereboullet continued his work, and in 1861-63 he published a series of elaborate monographs [325] on the embryology of the trout, the lizard and the pond-snail _Lymnæa_, and rounded off his work with a full discussion [326] of the theoretical questions involved.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • One species of _Limnophilus_ uses small but entire leaves; another, the shells of the pond-snail _Planorbis_; another, pieces of stick arranged transversely with reference to the long axis of the tube.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • But we find a precisely similar palingenetic form of embryonic development in the case of many of the invertebrate animals, as, for instance, the remarkable ascidia, the pond-snail (Limnaeus), and arrow-worm

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • To several of the bones, for instance, there adhered the dried egg-clusters of the common pond-snail, and in one of the hollows of the right shoulder-blade (the

    The Eye of Osiris


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