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amphibian

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
amphibianam‧phib‧i‧an /æmˈfɪbiən/ noun [countable]  HBAan animal such as a frog that can live both on land and in water
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amphibianMembers of this group are chiefly external parasites of turtles, fishes, and amphibians.Plants and many insects and amphibians have an additional method: chemical defense.The reptiles and amphibians of the world began a general withdrawal from existence many, millions of years ago.They can decimate the population of these baby amphibians in a pond system.The only other vertebrate animals to show an efficient form of self-mutilation are certain amphibians, especially salamanders.In most vertebrates in which they have been intensively studied - amphibians and birds - gastrulation movements are rather complicated.Radial cleavage is clear and straight forward and occurs in sea-urchins, amphibians, and some invertebrates.Nobody knows why, any more than anyone knows why amphibians are disappearing, dolphins are dying or coral is turning white.
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