Definition of African clawed frog

1. Noun. A tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals.

Exact synonyms: Xenopus Laevis
Generic synonyms: Tongueless Frog
Group relationships: Genus Xenopus, Xenopus

Definition of African clawed frog

1. Noun. A clawed frog found in southern Africa, taxonomic name ''Xenopus laevis'', that has some properties very useful for genetics. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of African Clawed Frog

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Literary usage of African clawed frog

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Impacts Of Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"In the late 1970s, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health was studying RNA expression in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Vitellogenin induction by xenobiotic estrogens in the red-eared turtle and African clawed frog. Environ Health Perspect 103:19-25 (1995). 328. ..."

3. Information Resources for Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, and Cephalopods Used by D'Anna J. Berry (1994)
"145 Laboratory care and breeding of the African clawed frog. Dawson, DA; Schultz, TW and Shroeder, EC Lab Animal University of Tennessee, ..."

4. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"A number of non-indigenous animals, such as the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), are used in biomedical fields for experimental work or testing (79). ..."

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