Amphibian in a sentence

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Definition of Amphibian

  • Of or pertaining to the Amphibia; as, amphibian reptiles.
  • One of the Amphibia.
  • cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
  • an airplane designed to take off and land on water
  • a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
  • relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

How to use amphibian in a sentence. Amphibian pronunciation.

Then the Sub-kingdom VERTEBRATA is subdivided into the five 'Classes,' Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals, and these into smaller groups called 'Orders'; these into 'Families' and 'Genera'; while the last are finally broken up into the smallest assemblages, which are distinguished by the possession of constant, not-sexual, characters.
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A genus of very large fossil amphibians, of the Triassic period, having bony plates on the under side of the body.
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In amphibians and many reptiles the lungs retain very nearly this primitive saclike character, but in the higher forms the connection with the esophagus becomes elongated into the windpipe and the inner walls of the sacs become more and more divided, until, in the mammals, the air spaces become minutely divided into tubes ending in small air cells, in the walls of which the blood circulates in a fine network of capillaries.
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These people walked along the high banks or disported themselves in the water like amphibians, greatly to the delight of the girls.
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FOSSIL MAILED AMPHIBIAN. FIGURE 2.264.
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SKELETON OF THE FORE-LEG OF AN AMPHIBIAN. FIGURE 2.340.
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Fossil amphibian from the Permian, found in the Plauen terrain near Dresden (Branchiosaurus amblystomus).
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Man entirely resembles his amphibian ancestors in this respect, and indeed in the whole structure of the bony skeleton of his five-toed extremities.
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The causes of this evolution of the five-toed foot from the many-toed fin in the amphibian ancestor must be sought in adaptation to the entire change of function that the limbs experienced in passing from an exclusively aquatic to a partly terrestrial life.
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Thus from the one-armed lever of the many-toed fish-fin arose the improved many-armed lever system of the five-toed amphibian limbs.
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Fossil mailed amphibian, from the Bohemian Carboniferous (Seeleya).
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It was formerly regarded as a permanent gilled amphibian persisting throughout life at the fish-stage.
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For comparative anatomical and ontogenetic reasons, we must not seek these amphibian ancestors of ours-as one would be inclined to do, perhaps-among the tail-less Batrachia, but among the tailed lower Amphibia.
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Externally it differs little from the ordinary lizard; but in many important points of internal structure, especially in the primitive construction of the vertebral column, the skull, and the limbs, it occupies a much lower position, and approaches its amphibian ancestors, the Stegocephala.
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Man's ancestors are fish-like Craniotes: (1) Primitive fishes (Selachii); (2) plated fishes (Ganoida); (3) amphibian fishes (Dipneusta); (4) mailed amphibia (Stegocephala).
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In their case the hypothesis has lately been advanced on the strength of very extensive research, especially by Friedrich Maurer, that they have been evolved from the cutaneous sense-organs of amphibian ancestors by modification of functions; the epidermic structure is very similar in both in its embryonic rudiments.
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When we compare the mature brain of a fish, an amphibian, a reptile, a bird, and a mammal, it seems incredible that we can trace the various parts of these organs, that differ so much internally and externally, to common types.
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The middle ear makes its first appearance in the amphibian class, where we find a tympanum, tympanic cavity, and Eustachian tube; these animals, and all terrestrial Vertebrates, certainly have the faculty of hearing.
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Skeleton of the fore leg of an amphibian.
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This stem-form was the earliest amphibian that had five toes on each foot.
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Examples of Amphibian

Example #1
These ultimate groups are Species.
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The numerous animals which agree only in possessing the special characters of Vertebrates form one 'Sub-Kingdom' of this Kingdom.
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It is the type of the order Labyrinthodonta.
Example #4
The bone or cartilage between the radiale and ulnare in the carpus, and between the tibiale and fibulare in the tarsus.
Example #5
In mammals the lungs are more or less divided into lobes, and each lung occupies a separate cavity in the thorax.
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