Definition of Order pulmonata
1. Noun. Large order of gastropods usually breathing by means of a lung-like sac comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Gasteropoda, Class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda
Member holonyms: Family Helicidae, Helicidae, Family Physidae, Physidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Pulmonata
Literary usage of Order pulmonata
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1. Bulletin ... of the Geological and Natural History Survey by Chicago Academy of Sciences (1896)
"order pulmonata. Gastropoda with a well-developed foot and (usually) a large, spiral shell, ... order pulmonata."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... order, Pulmonata; suborders, Basommatophora, Stylommatophora. Classification.— The grouping of forms within the class is as follows, according to the ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The air-breathing gastropods belong chiefly to the order PULMONATA, and inhabit fresh water or live on land. The slugs also live on land, but are without a ..."
4. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"Distinctive Features of Gastropods—Lung-Breathing Group (order pulmonata)—Suborder Stylommatophora — Shelled Slugs ..."