Also called mole salamander. any of various small- to moderate-sized salamanders of the genus Ambystoma, terrestrial or semiaquatic, inhabiting North America from New England to Florida and westward to Texas.
of or pertaining to the ambystomids.
< Neo-Latin Ambystom
) genus name (amby-,
probably erroneous for Greek amblý
) blunt, dull + -stoma -stome
) + -id2