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1. amphibian

noun. ['æmˈfɪbiːən'] an airplane designed to take off and land on water.

Synonyms

  • aeroplane
  • pontoon
  • plane
  • airplane

Etymology

  • ἀμφίβιον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Amphibian

  • namibian
  • caribbean
  • libyan
  • gibian

How do you pronounce amphibian?

Pronounce amphibian as æmˈfɪbiən.

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Sentences with amphibian


1. Noun, singular or mass
The amphibian is generally a light tan or gray color with dark brown spots.

2. Adjective
Salamanders and newts are a type of amphibian with a tail.

Quotes about amphibian


1. Genetics might be adequate for explaining microevolution, but microevolutionary changes in gene frequency were not seen as able to turn a reptile into a mammal or to convert a fish into an amphibian. Microevolution looks at adaptations that concern the survival of the fittest, not the arrival of the fittest... The origin of species — Darwin’s problem — remains unsolved.
- Scott F. Gilbert

2. amphibian

noun. ['æmˈfɪbiːən'] a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water.

Synonyms

  • amphibious vehicle
  • motor vehicle
  • marsh buggy
  • swamp buggy

Etymology

  • ἀμφίβιον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. amphibian

adjective. ['æmˈfɪbiːən'] relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia.

Antonyms

  • compound

Etymology

  • ἀμφίβιον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. amphibian

noun. ['æmˈfɪbiːən'] cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form.

Synonyms

  • Hynerpeton bassetti
  • caecilian
  • caudate
  • toad frog
  • vertebrate
  • amphibia
  • Ichyostega
  • salientian
  • lateral line organ
  • toad
  • craniate
  • lateral line
  • batrachian
  • class Amphibia
  • salamander
  • urodele
  • anuran
  • frog
  • labyrinthodont

Antonyms

  • uneven
  • roughen
  • aquatic
  • terrestrial

Etymology

  • ἀμφίβιον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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