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pulmonate

[ puhl-muh-neyt, -nit, pool- ]
/ ˈpʌl məˌneɪt, -nɪt, ˈpʊl- /
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adjective
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.
noun
a pulmonate gastropod.
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Origin of pulmonate

From the New Latin word pulmōnātus, dating back to 1835–45. See pulmonary, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for pulmonate

pulmonate
/ (ˈpʌlmənɪt, ˈpʊl-) /

adjective
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
noun
any pulmonate mollusc

Word Origin for pulmonate

C19: from New Latin pulmōnātus
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