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caducibranchiate

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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. With temporary gills; applied to those amphibians in which the gills do not remain in adult life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. With temporary gills: -- applied to those Amphibia in which the gills do not remain in adult life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having caducous branchiƦ or gills; losing the gills on attaining maturity: applied to amphibians such as the newts, as distinguished from perennibranchiate amphibians.
  • n. One of the Caducibranchiata. Also caducibranch.

Etymologies

Latin caducus falling (from cadere to fall) + English branchiate. (Wiktionary)

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