[puhl-muh-neyt, -nit, poo l-]
- Zoology. having lungs or lunglike organs.
- 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.
- a pulmonate gastropod.
Origin of pulmonate
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- having lungs or lunglike organs
- 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
- any pulmonate mollusc
C19: from New Latin pulmōnātus