amphibia meaning

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Noun: amphibia
  1. The class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
    - class Amphibia

See also: amphibious

Type of: class

Part of: Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata

Encyclopedia: Amphibia


[Medicine]
VERTEBRATES such as frogs,toads,newts and salamanders that live in a semiaquatic environment. n pl
1 : a class of subphylum Vertebrata comprising forms (as the frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders) that are intermediate in many respects between fishes and reptiles, are cold-blooded with nucleated red blood cells and a 3-chambered heart, and that have gilled aquatic larvae and air-breathing adults
2 : the members of the class Amphibia — am·phib·i·an n or adj

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  1. an investigation on amphibia fauna in the nanling area, gnangdong
  2. currentt studies on the urodeles amphibia : caudata in china
  3. conclusion : there is no self-interaction of hemoglobin in pisces cyprinus carpio and amphibia rana catesbeiana
  4. objective : to study the self-interaction of hemoglobin in pisces cyprinus carpio and amphibia rana catesbeiana
  5. as an accidental species, big salamander andias davidians ( amphibia vrodtle cryptobrahidae andias ) is the biggest amphibian in the world

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