Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An animal which breathes air; specifically, a marine animal breathing out of water by means of lungs, instead of under water by means of gills.

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Examples

  • Last issue Wally built a huge freeze ray that only slowed the Cthulhu-like creatures, causing them to turn their attention from the air-breathers of the Central City to the air-breather called Wally West located in Star Labs.

    The Flash #233 – The Wild Wests: Fleeting Lives | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • The world of the sea -- could any air-breather know it?

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Its fusorians that gave it power, its parasitic Reef animalcules that made it possible for a warm-blooded air-breather to live in space in the first place, their numbers had been greatly diminished.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • "Now, because we have found a fossil lungfish in a marine environment that is an air-breather, it shows that entering a freshwater environment wasn't the main cause, it was global oxygen levels," he added.

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  • "Now, because we have found a fossil lungfish in a marine environment that is an air-breather, it shows that entering a freshwater environment wasn't the main cause, it was global oxygen levels," he added.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • "Now, because we have found a fossil lungfish in a marine environment that is an air-breather, it shows that entering a freshwater environment wasn't the main cause, it was global oxygen levels," he added.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • "Now, because we have found a fossil lungfish in a marine environment that is an air-breather, it shows that entering a freshwater environment wasn't the main cause, it was global oxygen levels," he added.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • I like the way they take the Creature and turn him into an air-breather instead of a water-breather, which basically turns it into a Frankenstein / monster-on-the-rampage movie.

    Electronic Cerebrectomy

  • Jets of small bubbles streamed from the secretary’s gill crests—the equivalent of an air-breather’s sigh.

    Star Trek: TNG: Losing the Peace

  • Jets of small bubbles streamed from the secretary’s gill crests—the equivalent of an air-breather’s sigh.

    Star Trek: TNG: Losing the Peace

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