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The tadpole’s tail is epic in proportion, measuring 280 thousand light-years long—about three times the diameter of our own Milky Way.
That such defects could be seen so early in the development of the tadpoles was intriguing, said Gil Carvalho, a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California.
The scientists found that this procedure rescued the brainless tadpoles from most of the usual defects.
Cypress Spring, a fenced-in area with a small body of water that will be home to tadpoles, dragonfly larvae, mosquito fish and macroinvertebrates.
People have taken all means to try to break these crazy glass tadpoles—from shooting the drops to squashing them in hydraulic presses.
Hundreds of tadpoles have been put into mountain streams to boost the population in the wild.
Absorbed in a fragile trance, Allen studies a knot of tadpoles wiggling in a marshy puddle.
Their decline began a century ago with the introduction of non-native trout for sport fishing that gobbled up the tadpoles.
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Origin and Etymology of tadpole
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of tadpole for English Language Learners
: a small creature that becomes an adult frog or toad, that has a rounded body and a long tail, and that lives in water
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