anamniote

[ an-am-nee-oht ]
/ ænˈæm niˌoʊt /

noun

any of the vertebrates of the group Anamnia (Anamniota), comprising the cyclostomes, fishes, and amphibians, characterized by the absence of an amnion during the embryonic stage.

Nearby words

  1. anambra,
  2. anammelech,
  3. anamnesis,
  4. anamnestic,
  5. anamnestic reaction,
  6. anamorphic,
  7. anamorphic lens,
  8. anamorphism,
  9. anamorphoscope,
  10. anamorphosis

Compare amniote.

Origin of anamniote

< New Latin Anamniota. See an-1, amniote

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British Dictionary definitions for anamniote

anamniote

/ (ænˈæmnɪəʊt) /

noun

any vertebrate animal, such as a fish or amphibian, that lacks an amnion, chorion, and allantois during embryonic developmentCompare amniote
Derived Formsanamniotic (ænˌæmnɪˈɒtɪk), adjective

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