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ambystomid

[am-bis-tuh-mid]
noun
  1. Also called mole salamander. any of various small- to moderate-sized salamanders of the genus Ambystoma, terrestrial or semiaquatic, inhabiting North America from New England to Florida and westward to Texas.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the ambystomids.
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Compare axolotl.

Origin of ambystomid

1940–45; < New Latin Ambystom(a) genus name (amby-, probably erroneous for Greek amblý(s) blunt, dull + -stoma -stome) + -id2
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