Pulmonate meaning

po͝olmə-nāt, pŭl-
(biology) Of, relating to, or belonging to the gastropod order Pulmonata (slugs and snails)
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Having lungs or lunglike organs.
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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.
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A pulmonate gastropod.
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Having lungs or lunglike organs.
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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.
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Any member of this subclass.
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Having lungs or lunglike organs.
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(anatomy) Having lungs or similar organs.
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A gastropod of the order Pulmonata.
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Origin of pulmonate

  • From Latin pulmō pulmōn- lung pulmonary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition