Meaning of pulmonate


Pronunciation: (pul'mu-nāt", -nit, pool'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. having lungs or lunglike organs.
  2. belonging to the Pulmonata, an order of gastropod mollusks usually breathing by means of a lunglike sac, and including most of the terrestrial snails and the slugs and certain aquatic snails.
  1. a pulmonate gastropod.
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