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 (po͝ol′mə-nāt′, pŭl′-)
1. Having lungs or lunglike organs.
2. Of or belonging to a large group of gastropods having a cavity in the mantle that is used as a lung for breathing air and including the terrestrial snails and slugs, certain freshwater snails, and some marine species.
A pulmonate gastropod.

[From Latin pulmō, pulmōn-, lung; see pulmonary.]


(ˈpʌlmənɪt; ˈpʊl-)
1. (Anatomy) having lungs or lunglike organs
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Pulmonata, a mostly terrestrial subclass or order of gastropod molluscs, including snails and slugs, in which the mantle is adapted as a lung
(Animals) any pulmonate mollusc
[C19: from New Latin pulmōnātus]


(ˈpʌl məˌneɪt, -nɪt, ˈpʊl-)

1. having lungs or lunglike organs.
2. belonging to the Pulmonata, an order (or subclass) of gastropods that have a mantle cavity adapted for breathing: includes most terrestrial snails and slugs and some aquatic snails.
3. a pulmonate gastropod.
[1835–45; < New Latin pulmōnātus. See pulmonary, -ate1]
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Trypetoptera canadensis (Macquart), a floodplain predator of pulmonate terrestrial snails, were found precisely where that species would be expected to occur--in the vernally flooded zone between the artificial levee and the natural sand dike along White River.
Its larvae are polyphages of freshwater pulmonate snails and egg masses of Lymnaea species (Knutson & Berg 1963).
Among soil invertebrates, pulmonate gastropods are frequently described as bioindicators for the assessment of pollution by metallic elements and pesticides in terrestrial ecosystems [33, 34].
We tested the multiplicative risk model for emergent multiple predator effects on the mortality of freshwater pulmonate snails (Physa acuta) using giant water bugs (Belostoma flumineum) and crayfish (Procambarus zonangulus) as predators.
1934, "Limnological investigation on respiration, annual migratory cycle and other related phenomena in freshwater pulmonate snails," Tansactions of the American Microscopical Society, 53, 348.
The results of this experiment, in conjunction with other studies, demonstrate that estrogenic chemicals that cause reproductive effects in vertebrates and other aquatic animals also have effects in the fresh water pulmonate B.
when they were cruelly assaulted by jets of allium sativum-enhanced dairy condiments propelled from deceased pulmonate gastropod mollusks, quite likely the helix pomatia variety.
Philomycus is a pulmonate slug genus with eight species previously recognized in the United States, where the natural distribution lies entirely in the eastern half of the country as far west as Nebraska, with several of these slugs apparently highly endemic (Branson 1968; Hubricht 1985).
japonica did not group with other marine schistosomes, but belong to the BTGD clade that, until now, included only freshwater species that use pulmonate snails as intermediate hosts (Figure 5).
Additionally, the detection of copper granules by the histochemical staining of hepato-pancreas in the pulmonate garden snail, Cryptozona ligulata, potentially reveals the existence of a copper store, probably complexed with metallothioneins, that could be possibly recruited for Hcy biosynthesis (Fig.