dipnoan

[ dip-noh-uhn ]

adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the order Dipnoi, comprising the lungfishes.

noun
  1. a dipnoan fish.

Origin of dipnoan

1
1880–85; <New Latin Dipno(i) name of the order, plural of dipnous<Greek dípnoos double-breathing (di-di-1 + -pnoos, derivative of pnoḗ breathing, breath, air, derivative of pneîn to breathe) + -an

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dipnoan

/ (dɪpˈnəʊən) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Dipnoi, a subclass of bony fishes comprising the lungfishes

noun
  1. any lungfish

Origin of dipnoan

1
C19: from New Latin Dipnoi, from Greek dipnoos, double-breathing, from di- 1 + pnoē breathing, air, from pnein to breathe

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