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pulmonate

[ puhl-muh-neyt, -nit, pool- ]

adjective

  1. Zoology. having lungs or lunglike organs.
  2. belonging to the Pulmonata, an order of gastropod mollusks usually breathing by means of a lunglike sac, and including most of the terrestrial snails and the slugs and certain aquatic snails.


noun

  1. a pulmonate gastropod.

pulmonate

/ ˈpʌlmənɪt; ˈpʊl- /

adjective

  1. having lungs or lunglike organs
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Pulmonata, a mostly terrestrial subclass or order of gastropod molluscs, including snails and slugs, in which the mantle is adapted as a lung


noun

  1. any pulmonate mollusc
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pulmonate1

From the New Latin word pulmōnātus, dating back to 1835–45. See pulmonary, -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pulmonate1

C19: from New Latin pulmōnātus
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Example Sentences

The provisional internal renal organ is found in many pulmonate Gasteropods—Lymnus, Planorbis, etc.

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