amphibiotic

adjective

am·​phi·​bi·​ot·​ic
¦amfə̇ˌbī¦ätik
: terrestrial in the adult stage but aquatic as a larva or nymph

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary amphi- + -biotic

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphibiotic was in 1885

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“Amphibiotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphibiotic. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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