dip·​no·​an ˈdip-nə-wən How to pronounce dipnoan (audio)

Word History


ultimately from Greek dipnoos having two breathing apertures, from di- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe — more at sneeze

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dipnoan was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Dipnoan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipnoan. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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