Pro`te*id"e*a\, n. pl. [NL. See Proteus, and -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of aquatic amphibians having prominent external gills and four legs. It includes Proteus and Menobranchus (Necturus). Called also Proteoidea, and Proteida.
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