Pneumobranchia

plural noun Pneu·mo·branchia \ ˌn(y)üməˈbraŋkēə \
variants: or Pneumobranchiata \-ˌbraŋkēˈätə, -ätə\

Definition of Pneumobranchia

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

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Origin and Etymology of pneumobranchia

New Latin, from pneum- + -branchia or branchiata


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