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dipnoan

[ dip-noh-uhn ]
/ ˈdɪp noʊ ən /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the order Dipnoi, comprising the lungfishes.
noun
a dipnoan fish.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for dipnoan

dipnoan
/ (dɪpˈnəʊən) /

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