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Meaning of amniote

am•ni•ote

Pronunciation: (am'nē-ōt"), [key]
— n.
  1. any vertebrate of the group Amniota, comprising the reptiles, birds, and mammals, characterized by having an amnion during the embryonic stage. Cf. anamniote.
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