• Definition for "amphiuma"
    • the genus Amphiuma of aquatic salamanders.
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amphiuma definition

  • noun:
    • the genus Amphiuma of aquatic salamanders.
    • A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the south US, having a serpentlike type, however with four minute limbs and two persistent gill spaces; the Congo serpent.
    • A genus of tailed amphibians with both gills and lungs, and therefore capable of breathing in both air and water, typical of the family Amphiumidæ.
    • aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two sets of really small foot; of nevertheless muddy waters in the south United States
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