caducibranchiate definition

  • adjective:
    • With temporary gills; applied to those amphibians where gills never remain in adult life.
    • With short-term gills: -- placed on those Amphibia where the gills usually do not remain in adult life.
  • others:
    • Having caducous branchiƦ or gills; losing the gills on attaining maturity: placed on amphibians such as the newts, as distinguished from perennibranchiate amphibians.
  • noun:
    • among Caducibranchiata. Also caducibranch.
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