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noun pl Am·phib·ia \am-ˈfib-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of AMPHIBIA

:  a class of subphylum Vertebrata comprising forms (as the frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders) that are intermediate in many respects between fishes and reptiles, are cold-blooded with nucleated red blood cells and a 3-chambered heart, and that have gilled aquatic larvae and air-breathing adults
:  the members of the class Amphibia
am·phib·i·an \-ē-ən\ noun or adjective


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