Amphiuma

noun
Am·​phi·​uma | \ ˌamfēˈyümə \

Definition of Amphiuma

: a genus (coextensive with the family Amphiumidae) of amphibians including only the congo snakes

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First Known Use of Amphiuma

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphiuma

New Latin, probably irregular from amphi- + Greek pneuma breath, from pnein to breathe

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“Amphiuma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amphiuma. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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