amphibian

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμφίβιον (amphibion), from ἀμφί (amphi, of both kinds) + βίος (bios, life)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ăm'fĭb"ĭ-ən, IPA(key): /æmˈfɪbɪən/
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amphibian (comparative more amphibian, superlative most amphibian)

  1. (obsolete) Having two natures.
  2. Pertaining to the Amphibia.

Noun[edit]

amphibian (plural amphibians)

  1. An animal of the Amphibia; any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.
  2. A vehicle which can operate on land and water.

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amphibian (comparative more amphibian, superlative most amphibian)

  1. Of or relating to the amphibians Amphibia.
  2. Capable of operating on both land and water amphibious.

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