[dip-noh-uh n]
  1. a dipnoan fish.

Origin of dipnoan

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

Word Origin for dipnoan

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