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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various aquatic, tongueless, clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus, native to southern Africa, especially X. laevis, widely used in the study of vertebrate development.

Etymologies

New Latin Xenopūs, genus name : xeno- + Greek pous, foot; see octopus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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