Definition of amphibian
- Unlike reptiles, most amphibians possess a smooth, moist skin and lay their shell-less eggs in water or wet places.
- —Jeffrey P. Cohn
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: an animal (such as a frog or toad) that can live both on land and in water
: an airplane or vehicle that can be used both on land and water
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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