ambystoma

noun am·bys·to·ma \amˈbistəmə\

Definition of ambystoma

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Ambystomidae) of common salamanders confined to America and characterized by amphicoelous vertebrae, short prevomers, and internal fertilization

  2. 2 plural -s :  a salamander of the genus Ambystoma — see axolotl

ambystomid

\-mə̇d, -ˌmid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of ambystoma

New Latin, irregular from ambly- + -stoma


First Known Use: 1841


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