Caducibranchiate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Caducibranchiate (Zoöl) With temporary gills: -- applied to those Amphibia in which the gills do not remain in adult life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • caducibranchiate Having caducous branchiæ or gills; losing the gills on attaining maturity: applied to amphibians such as the newts, as distinguished from perennibranchiate amphibians.
    • n caducibranchiate One of the Caducibranchiata. Also caducibranch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Caducibranchiate ka-dūi-si-brang′ki-āt losing the gills on attaining maturity, as all the salamanders
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. caducus, falling (fr. cadere, to fall) + E. branchiate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. caducus, caducous, branchiæ, gills.