plural noun
Di·​pneu·​mo·​na | \ dīˈn(y)ümənə, dipˈn- \

Definition of Dipneumona

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 in some classifications : a group of lungfishes including the genera Protopterus and Lepidosiren in which the lung is double and the lateral rays of the archipterygium are vestigial or absent
2 in some classifications : a division of holothurians having two branching respiratory organs


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Definition of Dipneumona (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of dipneumones

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History and Etymology for Dipneumona

Plural noun

New Latin, from neuter plural of dipneumonus dipneumonous

New Latin, from neuter plural of dipneumonus

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“Dipneumona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dipneumona. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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