What does amniota mean?

amniota meaning in General Dictionary

That set of vertebrates which develops with its embryonic life the envelope labeled as the amnion It comprises the reptiles the birds and animals

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  • higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development
  • That band of vertebrates which develops in its embryonic life the envelope labeled as the amnion. It comprises the reptiles, the wild birds, as well as the mammals.

amniota meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) That selection of vertebrates which develops with its embryonic life the envelope called the amnion. It comprises the reptiles, the birds, plus the mammals.