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amniote

[ am-nee-oht ]
/ ˈæm niˌoʊt /
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noun

any vertebrate of the group Amniota, comprising the reptiles, birds, and mammals, characterized by having an amnion during the embryonic stage.

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Origin of amniote

<New Latin amniota;see amnion, -ote
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British Dictionary definitions for amniote

amniote
/ (ˈæmnɪəʊt) /

noun

any vertebrate animal, such as a reptile, bird, or mammal, that possesses an amnion, chorion, and allantois during embryonic developmentCompare anamniote
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Scientific definitions for amniote

amniote
[ ămnē-ōt′ ]

Any of the vertebrates that have an amnion during embryonic development. Reptiles, birds, and mammals are amniotes.
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