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plural noun

: a very large order of Gastropoda (subclass Euthyneura) comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails that are distinguished by lacking gills which are usually replaced by a lung or respiratory sac formed by the modification of the mantle cavity and communicating with the exterior by a contractile orifice capable of being entirely closed in which blood vessels line the walls and by having no true operculum and a nervous system that is concentrated and not twisted see basommatophora, stylommatophora


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taxonomic synonym of pneumobranchia


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taxonomic synonym of pulmonaria:2

Word History


Plural noun

New Latin, from pulmon- + -ata

New Latin, from pulmon- + -ata

New Latin, from pulmon- + -ata

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“Pulmonata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pulmonata. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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