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  1. the class comprising the amphibians.
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Origin of Amphibia

1600–10; < New Latin < Greek amphíbia (zôia) (animals) living a double life, neuter plural of amphíbios. See amphibious
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Examples from the Web for amphibia

Historical Examples of amphibia

  • Intermediate links are lacking between Amphibia and Reptiles.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • There was one amongst the number said to belong to the amphibia.

    The Hero of Garside School

    J. Harwood Panting

  • The first aquatic creatures were succeeded by the amphibia, the reptiles.

    Astronomy for Amateurs

    Camille Flammarion

  • Yet they were not reckoned as belonging to the natural class of 'amphibia.'

  • Unknown forms of transition between Amphibia and Protamnia; 38.