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tadpole

[tad-pohl] /ˈtæd poʊl/
noun
1.
the aquatic larva or immature form of frogs and toads, especially after the development of the internal gills and before the appearance of the forelimbs and the resorption of the tail.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English tad(de)pol, equivalent to tad(de) toad + pol poll1 (head)
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tadpole

/ˈtædˌpəʊl/
noun
1.
the aquatic larva of frogs, toads, etc, which develops from a limbless tailed form with external gills into a form with internal gills, limbs, and a reduced tail
Word Origin
C15 taddepol, from taddetoad + pol head, poll
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Word Origin and History for tadpole
n.

c.1400, from tadde "toad" (see toad) + pol "head" (see poll (n.)).

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