ambystomid

[ am-bis-tuh-mid ]

noun
  1. Also called mole sal·a·man·der [mohl-sal-uh-man-der] /ˈmoʊl ˈsæl əˌmæn dər/ . 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
  1. of or relating to the ambystomids.

Origin of ambystomid

1
1940–45; <New Latin Ambystom(a) genus name (amby-, probably erroneous for Greek amblý(s) blunt, dull + -stoma-stome) + -id2

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