Definition of Ambystoma
1. Noun. Type genus of the Ambystomatidae.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Ambystomatidae, Family Ambystomatidae
Member holonyms: Ambystomid, Ambystomid Salamander
Medical Definition of Ambystoma
1. A genus of the ambystomatidae family. The best known species of this genus are the axolotl forms ambystoma mexicanum and ambystoma tigrinum. They may retain gills and remain aquatic without developing all of the adult characteristics. However, under proper changes in the environment they metamorphose. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Ambystoma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"FREDERIC H. LAHEE DALLAS, TEXAS, May 11, 1921 THE BREEDING HABITS OF ambystoma TIGRINUM THE eggs of ambystoma tigrinum are usually described as occurring in ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"ble name for the hapless salamanders to which it, or ambystoma, ... If the framer of the word which first appeared as ambystoma did not state the intended ..."
3. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphibia in the Collection of the British by John Edward Gray (1850)
"ambystoma EPISCOPUS. Yellowish, with dark mottlings and darker spots. ... Skull longer than broad. Head wedge-shaped. ambystoma ..."
4. The Natural History of the Toronto Region, Ontario, Canada by Canadian Institute (1849-1914), J H Faull (1913)
"Piersol, WH Spawn and Larva of ambystoma jeffersonianum. Amer. Nat., vol. ... Smith, BG The Structure of the Spermatophores of ambystoma punctatum. Biol. ..."
5. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1908)
"WATER-DOG. Occasionally seen in the larger creeks. 2. ambystoma ... ambystoma punctatum i l.hm.i. SPOTTED SALAMANDER. Moderately common. ..."