Amniota

noun plural

Am·​ni·​o·​ta ˌam-nē-ˈōt-ə How to pronounce Amniota (audio)
: the group of vertebrates that are characterized by embryonic and fetal development with an amnion and include birds, reptiles, and mammals
amniote adjective or noun

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“Amniota.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Amniota. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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