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amniote

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noun am·ni·ote \ˈam-nē-ˌōt\

Definition of amniote

  1. :  any of a group (Amniota) of vertebrates that undergo embryonic or fetal development within an amnion and include the birds, reptiles, and mammals

amniote adjective


Origin of amniote

New Latin Amniota, from amnion


First Known Use: 1887


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