amphibia

plural noun
am·​phib·​ia | \ am-ˈfi-bē-ə How to pronounce amphibia (audio) \

Definition of amphibia

First Known Use of amphibia

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphibia

borrowed from New Latin — more at amphibian

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The first known use of amphibia was in 1607

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“Amphibia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphibia. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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Amphibia

noun plural
Am·​phib·​ia | \ am-ˈfib-ē-ə How to pronounce Amphibia (audio) \

Medical Definition of Amphibia

1 : 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
2 : the members of the class Amphibia

Other Words from amphibia

amphibian \ -​ē-​ən How to pronounce Amphibia (audio) \ noun or adjective

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