amniote


am·ni·ote

noun \ˈam-nē-ˌōt\

Definition of AMNIOTE

:  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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