Definition of 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
Definition of Pulmonata
1. n. pl. An extensive division, or sub-class, of hermaphrodite gastropods, in which the mantle cavity is modified into an air-breathing organ, as in Helix, or land snails, Limax, or garden slugs, and many pond snails, as Limnæa and Planorbis.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulmonata
Literary usage of Pulmonata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"PRISMA [pulmonata]. saur¡denx\. Clarke and smithi. Collinge. 84. ... РОМАНА [pulmonata]. - blumi. Kobelt. 242. ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1895)
"... and approximates them to the pulmonata. Actaeon, however, which is strepto- ... mutual fecundation, is another link of connexion with the pulmonata. ..."
3. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"E. pulmonata. The transition from the ontogeny of the ... to that of the pulmonata is afforded by Oni-hiili'im, ..."
4. The Conchologist's Text-book: Embracing the Arrangements of Lamarck and by Thomas Brown (1853)
"... and, as in every department of zoology, a great difference of nomenclature. The orders proposed by Cuvier, and adopted by many, are:—pulmonata, ..."
5. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1920)
"... Descriptions of New Species of (Issued September30, 1914) 2.00 pulmonata of the Galapagos Islands. By William Healey Dall. (Issued December 31,1917) 10 ..."
6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1874)
"... and other-pulmonata." WG Binney. " Descriptions of some new species of Reptiles." By Edward D. Cope. Elevation of the Trunks of Trees—Mr. THOMAS MEEHAN ..."