- having lungs or lunglike organs
- of or belonging to a subclass (Pulmonata) of gastropods having a sort of lung or air sac, as the land snails and slugs, and most freshwater snails
Origin of pulmonateModern Latin pulmonatus ; from Classical Latin pulmo, lung: see pulmonary
any member of this subclass
- Having lungs or lunglike organs.
- Of or belonging to a large group of gastropods having a cavity in the mantle that is used as a lung for breathing air and including the terrestrial snails and slugs, certain freshwater snails, and some marine species.
A pulmonate gastropod.
Origin of pulmonateFrom Latin pulm&omacron;, pulm&omacron;n-, lung; see pulmonary.