Definition of Amphiuma

1. Noun. Aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States.

Exact synonyms: Blind Eel, Congo Eel, Congo Snake
Generic synonyms: Salamander
Group relationships: Genus Amphiuma



Definition of Amphiuma

1. n. A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the Southern United States, having a serpentlike form, but with four minute limbs and two persistent gill openings; the Congo snake.

Definition of Amphiuma

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of the genus ''Amphiuma'' of aquatic salamanders. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Amphiuma

1. A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the Southern United States, having a serpentlike form, but with four minute limbs and two persistent gill openings; the Congo snake. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amphiuma

amphitheatral
amphitheatre
amphitheatres
amphitheatric
amphitheatrical
amphitheatrically
amphithymia
amphitrichate
amphitrichous
amphitrocha
amphitrophic
amphitropic
amphitropous
amphitropous ovule
amphitypy
amphiuma (current term)
amphiumas
amphixenosis
ampho-
amphochromatophil
amphochromatophile
amphochromophil
amphochromophile
amphocyte
amphodiplopia
amphoion
amphoions
ampholyte
ampholyte mixtures
ampholytes

Literary usage of Amphiuma

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1878)
"I.—The Structure of the Coloured Blood-corpuscles of amphiuma ... Coloured blood-corpuscle of amphiuma, treated with a 2 per cent. solution of boracic acid. ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1907)
"This grouping of the sense-organs of the lateral line system in amphiuma I find to ... As in Amphibia in general so in amphiuma the lateral line organs are ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"amphiuma, Garden. An orifice on each side of the neck, but the body excessively elongated; the legs and feet, on the contrary, but very slightly developed; ..."

4. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1877)
"SPERMATOZOA OF amphiuma. Dr. Christopher Johnston, of Baltimore, has made some ... The red corpuscles of the blood of the amphiuma rival in size the ..."

5. The Nasal Organ in Amphibia by George Marsh Higgins (1921)
"UM A MEANS The first of the three capsules of amphiuma studied, is that of a larva still within the egg, in which the chondrocranium is very incomplete, ..."

6. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1829)
"Noie on the amphiuma MEANS, described in Fol, HI. of this Journal. By R. HARLAN, MD Since writing a note on this animal, published in the New York Lyceum of ..."

7. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy, ( (1879)
"amphiuma. Difficulty of natural selection here. ... amphiuma is a newt or tailed Batrachian, and in its mature life has lost the gills with which it ..."

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