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Video footage: Helix pomatia, common names the Burgundy snail, Roman snail, edible snail or escargot, is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail, gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae.
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Definition of the adjective air-breathing

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  1. deriving oxygen from the air
    • examples: he studied respiration in marine air-breathing vertebrates | large air-breathing ichthyosaurs had hydrofoils
    • lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)

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Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Air defense systems consist of detecting, tracking, communicating, controlling, intercepting, and neutralizing manned and unmanned air-breathing weapons, in particular aircraft and cruise missiles, whereas space defense systems employ the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Jürgen Garche, Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

-based air-breathing proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) with other integrated components. Reprinted from Hwang JJ and Chao CH (2007) Species-electrochemical transports in a free- breathing ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

air-breathing missile — A missile with an engine requiring the intake of air for combustion of its fuel, as in a ramjet or turbojet. To be contrasted with the rocket missile, which carries its own oxidizer and can operate beyond the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013)

by Tony Atkins, Marcel Escudier

air- breathing An air-breathing engine is one for which air is the oxidant in the combustion process. air chamber See PULSATION DAMPER. air classifier (air elutriator) A ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2012)

by Loran O'Bannon

air-breathing. internal. combustion engine consisting of an air compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine wheel in which the gaseous products of combustion are used as a means of generating power through a rotating shaft; used more for ...

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