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Meaning of "amphibian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AMPHIBIAN

amphibian  [æmˈfɪbɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMPHIBIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amphibian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES AMPHIBIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Amphibian

Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia. Modern amphibians are all Lissamphibia. They inhabit a wide variety of habitats with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Amphibians typically start out as larva living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs. Amphibians use their skin as a secondary respiratory surface and some small terrestrial salamanders and frogs lack lungs and rely entirely upon skin. They are superficially similar to reptiles but, along with mammals and birds, reptiles are amniotes and do not require water bodies in which to breed. With their complex reproductive needs and permeable skins, amphibians are often ecological indicators and in recent decades there has been a dramatic decline in amphibian populations for many species around the globe. The earliest amphibians evolved in the Devonian Period from sarcopterygian fish with lungs and bony-limbed fins, features that were helpful in adapting to dry land.

Definition of amphibian in the English dictionary

The first definition of amphibian in the dictionary is any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, typically living on land but breeding in water. Their aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into the adult form. The class includes the newts and salamanders, frogs and toads, and caecilians. Other definition of amphibian is a type of aircraft able to land and take off from both water and land. Amphibian is also any vehicle able to travel on both water and land.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMPHIBIAN


Albion
ˈælbɪən
Arabian
əˈreɪbɪən
Colombian
kəˈlɒmbɪən
Columbian
kəˈlʌmbɪən
Danubian
dænˈjuːbɪən
Fabian
ˈfeɪbɪən
gabion
ˈɡeɪbɪən
Gambian
ˈɡæmbɪən
Gibeon
ˈɡɪbɪən
Jacobean
ˌdʒækəˈbɪən
Jacobian
dʒəˈkəʊbɪən
lesbian
ˈlɛzbɪən
Libyan
ˈlɪbɪən
macrobian
məkˈrəʊbɪən
Namibian
nɑːˈmɪbɪən
Nubian
ˈnjuːbɪən
Serbian
ˈsɜːbɪən
Sorbian
ˈsɔːbɪən
Swabian
ˈsweɪbɪən
Zambian
ˈzæmbɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMPHIBIAN

amphiaster
amphibiotic
amphibious
amphibiously
amphibiousness
amphiblastic
amphiblastula
amphiblastulae
amphibole
amphibolic
amphibolies
amphibolite
amphibological
amphibologically
amphibologies
amphibology
amphibolous
amphiboly
amphibrach
amphibrachic

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMPHIBIAN

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Brazilian
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Bulgarian
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Indian
Indonesian
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Saudi Arabian
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Synonyms and antonyms of amphibian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «amphibian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMPHIBIAN

Find out the translation of amphibian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amphibian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amphibian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

两栖动物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anfibio
570 millions of speakers

English

amphibian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उभयचर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البرمائيات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

амфибия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anfíbio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উভচর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amphibie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amfibia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

amphibie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

両生類
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양서류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amfibi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

động vật lương thê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீர்நில
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उभयचर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amfibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anfibio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płazów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

амфібія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amfibiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμφίβιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

amfibiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amfibie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

amfibier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amphibian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMPHIBIAN»

The term «amphibian» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.675 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMPHIBIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amphibian

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMPHIBIAN»

Discover the use of amphibian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amphibian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Amphibian
9 year old Phineas has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world and he's worried sick about what humans are doing to this planet.
Carla Gunn, 2005
2
Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States ...
Documents in comprehensive detail a major environmental crisis: rapidly declining amphibian populations and the disturbing developmental problems that are increasingly prevalent within many amphibian species.
Michael J. Lannoo, 2005
3
What is an Amphibian?
Introduces various kinds of amphibians, describing their physiology, behavior, habitats, and life cycles.
Bobbie Kalman, Jacqueline Langille, 1999
4
Amphibian Cytogenetics and Evolution
This book appears at a time when molecular cytogenetics is positioned to make a significant impact upon evolutionary studies, enabling problems of chromosomal structure and change to be critically assessed.
David M. Green, Stanley K. Sessions, 1984
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Extinction in Our Times : Global Amphibian Decline: Global ...
Joining scientific rigor and vivid storytelling, this book is the first to use amphibian decline as a lens through which to see more clearly the larger story of climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and a host of profoundly ...
James P. Collins Arizona State University, Martha L. Crump Professor of Biology Northern Arizona University, Thomas E. Lovejoy III Professor of Biology Northern Arizona University, 2009
6
The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians
An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.
Kentwood D. Wells, 2010
7
What Is an Amphibian?
Simple text and photographs present kinds of amphibians and their general characteristics.
Lola M. Schaefer, 2001
8
Amphibian Morphogenesis
This book came about as a result of a review I had written earlier on fea tures of cellular changes occurring during anuran metamorphosis.
Harold Fox, 1984
9
What Is an Amphibian?
So what exactly is an amphibian? Answering that question isn't as easy as it might seem, but What is an Amphibian? makes solving the puzzle fascinating and fun. Contents What is an amphibian?
‎1997
10
Biology of Amphibians
"An impressive review of current knowledge concerning all aspects of amphibian biology.
William E. Duellman, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMPHIBIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amphibian is used in the context of the following news items.
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TheaterJones | Q&A: Matthew Earnest | Amphibian Stage Productions
The former Dallas theatermaker talks about directing Brenda Withers' new take on Don Quixote at Amphibian Stage Productions. «TheaterJones Performing Arts News, Jul 15»
2
Digital Outdoorsman: Technology playing big role in hunting, fishing …
Hikers who notice an amphibian or reptile can submit photos to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey, or PARS, which offers a ... «Citizens Voice, Jul 15»
3
To help save frogs from the “red death,” go easy on the pesticides …
In Defense of Goldfish. Scientists say exotic species may help spread a gruesome amphibian virus, but pesticides should take some blame, too. «OnEarth Magazine, Jul 15»
4
New Video Highlights Reptile and Amphibian Research
In a new Research Frontiers video, University of Arkansas biologist J.D. Willson and his graduate students search for reptiles and amphibians ... «Lab Manager Magazine, Jul 15»
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'Frogman' brings amphibian art to Jackson
Cotterrill, who started making the amphibian statues in 1990, will be in Jackson during the Fourth of July weekend to celebrate his appreciation ... «Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jul 15»
6
US Fish and Wildlife Service to access amphibian species in Midwest
(KFVS) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be accessing the status of five reptile and amphibian species that are in the Midwest. They want ... «KFVS, Jun 15»
7
DEC releases northern cricket frog recovery plan to restore …
The northern cricket frog will be protected and populations restored in New York under the final management plan for the amphibian released ... «Niagara Frontier Publications, Jun 15»
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NY plans to boost cricket frog population
... the management plan will stabilize and improve the distribution and abundance of the rare amphibian and ultimately increase its population. «NEWS10 ABC, Jun 15»
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DON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian Stage
Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE ... «Broadway World, Jun 15»
10
New Idaho laws take effect Wednesday
Come Wednesday the Idaho giant salamander will become the state's official state amphibian. Lawmakers were finally convinced to to pass the ... «KTVB, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Amphibian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/amphibian>. Nov 2019 ».
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