anamniote

anamniote

[an-am-nee-oht]
noun
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.
Compare amniote.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Anamniota. See an-1, amniote

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anamniote (ænˈæmnɪəʊt)
 
n
Compare amniote any vertebrate animal, such as a fish or amphibian, that lacks an amnion, chorion, and allantois during embryonic development
 
anamniotic
 
adj

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