Definition of Genus helix
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Helicidae.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Helicidae, Helicidae
Member holonyms: Edible Snail, Helix Pomatia, Garden Snail, Brown Snail, Helix Aspersa, Helix Hortensis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Helix
Literary usage of Genus helix
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1. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"... in hU genus helix. The spire is sometimes profoundly sunk, so much so as to be with difficulty distinguished from the hase. SPECIES. 1. ..."
2. A Conchological Manual by George Brettingham Sowerby (1852)
"One of the sub-genera into which De Ferussac has divided the genus Helix, consisting of depressed species with large umbilicus, such as Helix ..."
3. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Elliott Coues (1884)
"The genus Helix has been divided into innumerable sub-genera and tribes, ... The characters of the genus Helix are very poorly defined, and the shape of the ..."
4. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1863)
"PROPOSED CLASSIFICATION OF THE genus helix. BT AE WILLIAMSON. Among the mollusca there are many genera containing a large number of species. ..."
5. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1866)
"Of the genus Helix alone, to which all our common snails belong, there are many ... In the genus Helix the shell is nearly orbicular, flattened in some, ..."
6. Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 1841, 1842 by Ray Society (1845)
"Le Guillou has increased the number of the species of the genus Helix by twenty-six, for the diagnoses of which we refer to the Rev. Zool. 1842, p. 137. ..."
7. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"The latter is constantly present in many species of the genus Helix, ... With these two exceptions the organs in question are confined to the genus Helix. ..."