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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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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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pul•mo•nate(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.n.
3. a pulmonate gastropod.
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