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  1. 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.
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Origin of anamniote

< New Latin Anamniota. See an-1, amniote
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  1. any vertebrate animal, such as a fish or amphibian, that lacks an amnion, chorion, and allantois during embryonic developmentCompare amniote
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Derived Formsanamniotic (ænˌæmnɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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