Amniota

noun plural
Am·​ni·​o·​ta | \ ˌam-nē-ˈōt-ə How to pronounce Amniota (audio) \

Medical Definition of Amniota

: the group of vertebrates that are characterized by embryonic and fetal development with an amnion and include birds, reptiles, and mammals

Other Words from Amniota

amniote \ ˈam-​nē-​ˌōt How to pronounce amniote (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Amniota.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Amniota. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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