pulmonate

adjective
pul·​mo·​nate | \ ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce pulmonate (audio) , ˈpəl- \

Definition of pulmonate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having lungs or organs resembling lungs
2 : of or relating to a subclass (Pulmonata) of gastropod mollusks having a respiratory sac and comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails

pulmonate

noun

Definition of pulmonate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pulmonate gastropod

First Known Use of pulmonate

Adjective

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pulmonate

Adjective

Latin pulmon-, pulmo lung

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The first known use of pulmonate was circa 1859

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“Pulmonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonate. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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