Definition of Pulmonata in English:

Pulmonata

Syllabification: Pul·mo·na·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌpo͝olməˈnätə, pəl-, -ˈnātə
 
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Zoology
A group of mollusks that includes the land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails. They have a modified mantle cavity that acts as a lung for breathing air.
  • Subclass Pulmonata, class Gastropoda
More example sentences
  • The latter group includes radically modified animals, the Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata, which undergo detorsion and essentially re-evolve bilateral symmetry.
  • In the traditional classification system, the class Gastropoda has been divided into three subclasses, Prosobranchia, Pulmonata, and Opisthobranchia.
  • Haszprunar and Bandel suggested a subdivision of the Heterostropha into the Allogastropoda and Euthyneura, with the Euthyneura including the Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Latin pulmo, pulmon- 'lung'.

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