dipnoous

adjective
dip·no·ous | \ˈdipnəwəs\

Definition of dipnoous 

1 : having both lungs and gills

2 : dipnoan

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History and Etymology for 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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