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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various aquatic, tongueless, clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus of southern Africa, certain species of which, especially the African clawed frog, are widely used for biological research.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Xenopūs, genus name : xeno– + Greek pous, foot; see octopus.]

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