AskDefine | Define pulmonate

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  1. having lungs or similar organs
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the gastropod order Pulmonata (slugs and snails)


  1. A gastropod of the order Pulmonata

Extensive Definition

The Pulmonata or "pulmonates" are an order (once a subclass) of snails and slugs that have developed a pallial lung and thus can breathe air. The group includes many land and freshwater families and a few marine ones.


Order Pulmonata Cuvier in Blainville, 1814 (pulmonates) thumb|right|350px|Shells of pulmonate styllomatophoran snails in a museum collection
pulmonate in Catalan: Pulmonat
pulmonate in German: Lungenschnecken
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