Amphibian
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British pronunciation/æmfˈɪbi‍ən/
American pronunciation/æmˈfɪbiən/
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any cold-blooded animal with the ability to live both on land and in water, such as toads, frogs, etc.

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amphibian definition and meaning

What is "amphibian"?

Amphibian refers to a group of cold-blooded vertebrates that spend part of their lives in water and part on land. They are characterized by their ability to absorb oxygen through their skin and are also known for their unique life cycle which includes a larval stage with gills and a metamorphosis to an adult stage with lungs. Amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts, and are found all over the world except for Antarctica. They are an important part of many ecosystems, serving as both predators and prey, and their sensitive skin makes them useful for monitoring environmental changes. However, many species of amphibians are facing threats such as habitat destruction, pollution, and disease, and are in danger of extinction.

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an airplane designed to take off and land on water

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a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water

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relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

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Salamanders are amphibians that have a slender body and long tail, often found near freshwater habitats.
Newts are small, brightly colored amphibians that typically inhabit ponds and streams, where they breed and lay eggs.
The frog is a well-known amphibian that lays its eggs in water and undergoes metamorphosis from tadpole to adult.
Toads are amphibians similar to frogs but with dry, warty skin and shorter hind legs, adapted for hopping rather than leaping.
Some amphibians, such as the African clawed frog, are commonly kept as pets in home aquariums.
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