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amniota


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amniota  \Am`ni*o"ta\,  n.  pl  [NL.  See  {Amnion}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  That  group  of  vertebrates  which  develops  in  its  embryonic 
  life  the  envelope  called  the  amnion.  It  comprises  the 
  reptiles,  the  birds,  and  the  mammals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Amniota 
  n  :  higher  vertebrates  (reptiles;  birds;  mammals)  possessing  an 
  amnion  during  development  [syn:  {Amniota}] 




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