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- n. An extensive genus of urodele or tailed batrachians, notable for the transformations which they undergo; the type of family Amblystomidæ. In their undeveloped state they represent the formerly recognized genus Siredon, and some species are known as axolotls. They belong to the salamandrine series of the Urodela, and are related to the newts, efts, salamanders, etc. Very often written, by mistake, Ambystoma. See cut under
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