amphibian amphibian  /æm ˈfɪ bi ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
  2. (n) a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
  3. (n) an airplane designed to take off and land on water
  4. (adj) relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Michael Watters, expert on amphibian design for Glenn Martin.
  2. Trained as a molecular biologist in amphibian development, Melton began the work he pursues today: trying to find a way to make insulin-producing cells by using stem cells.
  3. Suspicious, he would not even enter the cabin of an amphibian at Newark Airport to examine the controls on the ground.

News

  1. Jury selection continues…

    Amphibians are said to have roamed the Earth for 350 million years, but many species face extinction.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  2. It didn't croak at all! 'Extinct' frog reappears in Israel

    By Douglas MainLiveScienceThe Hula painted frog was declared extinct in 1996, the first time any amphibian had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a conservation group.The decision was guided by the best available scientific data at the time: Nobody had seen any sign of the creature since its sole known habitat, the Hula Valley wetlands in northern ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. 'Extinct' Frog Reappears in Israel

    The Hula painted frog was declared extinct in 1996, the first time any amphibian had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a conservation group.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "We now have evidence of lunar cycles affecting amphibians in widespread locations. We definitely think that Moon phase has been an overlooked factor in most studies of amphibian reproductive timing," says Grant. "We think this may be a...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Rachel Grant Source: BBC News

  2. "Everyone knew that amphibian declines were really bad," said ecologist Kevin Smith, of Washington University in St. Louis. "But it looks like it's worse than we actually thought."
    on Sep 29, 2009 By: Kevin Smith Source: msnbc.com

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