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amphiuma

[am-fee-yoo-muh] /ˌæm fiˈyu mə/
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an aquatic, eellike salamander of the genus Amphiuma, of the southeastern U.S., having two pairs of very small feet.
Origin of amphiuma
< New Latin Amphiuma name of the genus, probably irregular formation. See amphi-, pneuma
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  • amphiuma spp generally are aquatic, although eggs may be deposited on land near water.
  • amphiuma species generally are aquatic, although eggs are deposited on land near water.

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