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Meaning of anamniote

an•am•ni•ote

Pronunciation: (an-am'nē-ōt"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the vertebrates of the group Anamnia (Anamniota), comprising the cyclostomes, fishes, and amphibians, characterized by the absence of an amnion during the embryonic stage. Cf. amniote.
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