amphibian

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμφίβιον (amphíbion), from ἀμφί (amphí, of both kinds) + βίος (bíos, life)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ăm'fĭb"ĭ-ən, IPA(key): /æmˈfɪbɪən/
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Adjective[edit]

amphibian (comparative more amphibian, superlative most amphibian)

  1. Of or relating to the class Amphibia.
  2. Capable of operating on both land and water amphibious.
  3. (obsolete) Having two natures.

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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. See Wikipedia article on "Amphibious aircraft"

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