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 (po͝ol′mə-nāt′, pŭl′-)
1. Having lungs or lunglike organs.
2. Of or belonging to a large group of gastropods having a cavity in the mantle that is used as a lung for breathing air and including the terrestrial snails and slugs, certain freshwater snails, and some marine species.
A pulmonate gastropod.

[From Latin pulmō, pulmōn-, lung; see pulmonary.]
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(ˈpʌlmənɪt; ˈpʊl-)
1. (Anatomy) having lungs or lunglike organs
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Pulmonata, a mostly terrestrial subclass or order of gastropod molluscs, including snails and slugs, in which the mantle is adapted as a lung
(Animals) any pulmonate mollusc
[C19: from New Latin pulmōnātus]
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(ˈpʌl məˌneɪt, -nɪt, ˈpʊl-)

1. having lungs or lunglike organs.
2. belonging to the Pulmonata, an order (or subclass) of gastropods that have a mantle cavity adapted for breathing: includes most terrestrial snails and slugs and some aquatic snails.
3. a pulmonate gastropod.
[1835–45; < New Latin pulmōnātus. See pulmonary, -ate1]
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Recently, GABAli-THli colocalization was observed in five neurons in the buccal ganglia of three pulmonate snails: Biomphalaria glabrata, Helisoma trivolvis, and Lymnaea stagnalis (Vaasjo et al., 2018).
Tidally deposited bands have also been demonstrated in the shells of the marine pulmonate Siphonaria gigas from Costa Rica (Crisp et al.
Dalesman S, Rundle SD, Coleman RA, Cotton PA (2006) Cue association and antipredator behaviour in a pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis.
Pfenninger, "Assessing the effects of climate change on the distribution of pulmonate freshwater snail biodiversity," Marine Biology, vol.
Critical Revision of the Javanese Pulmonate Land-shells of the Families Helicarionidae, Pleurodontidae, Fruticicolidae and Streptaxidae.
Terrestrial pulmonate snails have proven to be particularly troublesome, and deep intraspecific divergence in the COI of these species may not be uncommon.
Identification of 3-O-methylgalactose and 3-O-methyl mannose in pulmonate gastropod haemocyanine.
Aestivation was the target of many studies, hence lots of aspects of its physiology and biochemistry were elucidated, notably for the animal groups-anuran amphibians and pulmonate land snails [42].
Preliminary survey of pulmonate snails of central Minnesota.
alexandrina snails as that of any other pulmonate snail consists of number of vesicles known as acini separated from each other by thin vascular connective tissue (Figure 6a).