Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as perennibranch.
- adj. obsolete having gills throughout life
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Having branchæ, or gills, through life; -- said especially of certain Amphibia, like the menobranchus. Opposed to
- adj. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Perennibranchiata.
“In Gadow's opinion, the reason why there are only perennibranchiate axolotls in these lakes is obvious.”
“This, it then seemed, solved the often-discussed question of the perennibranchiate nature of these Batrachians.”
“It is evident, therefore, that the Mexican Axolotls, although they have been perennibranchiate for a great number of generations, have not lost the hereditary tendency to the metamorphosis which changes the larvae of”
“After comparing the Salamanders and the perennibranchiate _Urodela_ with the Tadpoles and the Frogs, and enunciating the law that the more highly any animal is organised the more quickly does it pass through the lower stages, Meckel goes on to say --”
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