Definition of amphibian
Origin of amphibian
OTHER WORDS FROM amphibiannon·am·phib·i·an, adjective
Words nearby amphibian
How to use amphibian in a sentence
So it was meaningful when, in the 2000s, Vredenburg noticed that some of the amphibians he studied in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains survived the chytrid onslaught.When Evolution Is Infectious - Issue 90: Something Green|Moises Velasquez-Manoff|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
What makes amphibians unique is that they live a “double life.”
By the time the amphibian is an adult, it usually has lungs, not gills.
They shone blue or ultraviolet light on 32 species of amphibians.
The new finding suggests that this biofluorescence is widespread among amphibians.
As the amphibian taxied away without its passenger, Clyde Wendell came down the trail.
The amphibian was taxiing slowly through the water, its nose pointed directly toward the beach.
The amphibian coasted slowly in toward the beach, throttled down its motors and finally came to a halt.
You may be sure April has really come when this little amphibian creeps out of the mud and inflates its throat.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
The only other amphibian at Chinaj known to breed in the pools is Bufo valliceps valliceps.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for amphibian
Scientific definitions for amphibian
Amphibians, not quite fish and not quite reptiles, were the first vertebrates to live on land. These cold-blooded animals spend their larval stage in water, breathing through their gills. In adulthood they usually live on land, using their lungs to breath air. This double life is also at the root of their name, amphibian, which, like many scientific words, derives from Greek. The Greek prefix amphi- means both, or double, and the Greek word bios means life. Both these elements are widely used in English scientific terminology: bios, for example, is seen in such words as biology, antibiotic, and symbiotic.