lunglessness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lungless +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

lunglessness (uncountable)

  1. Absence of lungs.
    • 2008 April 15, Henry Fountain, “Frogs in Borneo Added to Ranks of the Lungless”, in New York Times[1]:
      No one is certain why lunglessness has evolved, but a popular theory suggests it does so in response to an extreme environment — cold, swift-flowing streams.