Definition of dipnoous
1 : having both lungs and gills
2 : dipnoan
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Origin and Etymology of dipnoous
New Latin dipnous having two apertures for breathing, from Greek dipnoos, from di- + -pnoos (from pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe)
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