Definition of pulmonate in English:

pulmonate

noun

Zoology
  • A mollusk of the group Pulmonata, which includes the land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails.

    • ‘Pulmonates are dioecious and hermaphroditic as are prosobranchs, but pulmonates develop directly (there is no larval form).’
    • ‘Sedimentological investigations indicate a lacustrine depositional setting proximal to the coast, an interpretation also supported by the pulmonate molluscs and ostracods.’
    • ‘Traditionally, opisthobranchs have been recognized as a natural group and have been included within the gastropods together with prosobranchs and pulmonates.’
    • ‘In addition, the pulmonate snail, the marsh clam, and several polychaete worms were abundant.’
    • ‘There are now hundreds of thousands of species of insects and green plants, and tens of thousands of mites, spiders, and pulmonate land snails (those endowed with lungs).’

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or denoting pulmonates.

    • ‘Pulmonate snails, millipedes, scorpions, spiders and mites were certainly present, but are not known from fossils.’
    • ‘Pupa mtDNA shows many unique features that are shared with pulmonate land snails.’
    • ‘In pulmonate land snails, variation in gene organization is found at the level of the superfamily (Yamazaki et al. 1997).’
    • ‘Being a pulmonate gastropod means that it has no gills.’
    • ‘There are now hundreds of thousands of species of insects and green plants, and tens of thousands of mites, spiders, and pulmonate land snails (those endowed with lungs).’

Pronunciation:

pulmonate

/ˈpəlməˌnāt//ˈpo͝olməˌnāt/