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ambystomid

[ am-bis-tuh-mid ]
/ æmˈbɪs tə mɪd /
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noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to the ambystomids.

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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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