Definition of Pulmonata in English:

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Pulmonata

Pronunciation: /ˌpʌlməˈneɪtə/

plural noun

Zoology
A group of molluscs which includes the land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails. They have a modified mantle cavity which acts as a lung for breathing air.
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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