Lungfish



[luhng-fish] /ˈlʌŋˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) lungfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lungfishes.
1.
any of various slender, air-breathing of the order (or subclass) Dipnoi, of rivers and lakes in Africa, South America, and Australia, having a lunglike air bladder as well as gills and growing to a length of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters).
/ˈlʌŋˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any freshwater bony fish of the subclass Dipnoi, having an air-breathing lung, fleshy paired fins, and an elongated body. The only living species are those of the genera Lepidosiren of South America, Protopterus of Africa, and Neoceratodus of Australia
n.

1883, from lung + fish (n.).
lungfish
(lŭng’fĭsh’)

Any of several tropical freshwater fish of the order or subclass Dipnoi that, in addition to having gills, have lunglike organs for breathing air. Lungfish have a long, narrow body, and certain species can survive periods of drought inside a mucus-lined cocoon in the mud. The lungfish and the coelacanths are the only living lobe-finned fishes.

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