am·​phi·​bi·​ot·​ic | \ ¦amfə̇ˌbī¦ätik \

Definition of amphibiotic

: terrestrial in the adult stage but aquatic as a larva or nymph

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First Known Use of amphibiotic

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphibiotic

International Scientific Vocabulary amphi- + -biotic

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“Amphibiotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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