lungfish

noun lung·fish \ ˈləŋ-ˌfish \

Definition of lungfish

:any of an order (Dipnoi) of bony fishes that breathe by a modified swim bladder as well as gills

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First Known Use of lungfish

1883


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lungfish

noun lung·fish \ ˈləŋ-ˌfish \

Definition of lungfish for Students

:a fish that breathes with structures like lungs as well as with gills

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