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dipnoan

[dip-noh-uh n] /ˈdɪp noʊ ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the order Dipnoi, comprising the lungfishes.
noun
2.
a dipnoan fish.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin Dipno(i) name of the order, plural of dipnous < Greek dípnoos double-breathing (di- di-1 + -pnoos, derivative of pnoḗ breathing, breath, air, derivative of pneîn to breathe) + -an
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  • Occurrence of major developmental abnormalities in dipnoan taxa.
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dipnoan

/dɪpˈnəʊən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Dipnoi, a subclass of bony fishes comprising the lungfishes
noun
2.
any lungfish
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Dipnoi, from Greek dipnoos, double-breathing, from di-1 + pnoē breathing, air, from pnein to breathe
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