Term: amniotes, amniota
Literally meaning: “that having amnion”
Origin: Anc Greek
αμνίον/amnion (=liquid collection vessel) probably derived from verb αμάω/amao=collect, gather
The author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer (8th cen BC), used to the word αμνίον in order to define a vessel for warrior’s blood collection before their death Later, the term was used to denote that surrounds or contents something.
Amniotes or Amniota is a group of tetrapod vertebrates that have an an amnion during embryonic development(the membrane around the fetus),that is specially adapted to a terrestrial environment including reptiles, birds and mammals.