/dip"noh euhn/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the order Dipnoi, comprising the lungfishes.
2. a dipnoan fish.
[1880-85; < NL Dipno(i) name of the order, pl. of dipnous < Gk dípnoos double-breathing (di- DI-1 + -pnoos, deriv. of pnoé breathing, breath, air, deriv. of pneîn to breathe) + -AN]

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