plural noun

variants or Pneumobranchiata
in former classifications
: a group of terrestrial snails (suborder Rhipidoglossa) comprising those (as members of the genus Helicina) in which the gills are replaced by a respiratory sac

Word History


New Latin, from pneum- + -branchia or branchiata

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“Pneumobranchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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