Definition of Axolotl

1. Noun. Larval salamander of mountain lakes of Mexico that usually lives without metamorphosing.

Definition of Axolotl

1. n. An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.

Definition of Axolotl

1. Noun. An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon. ¹

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Definition of Axolotl

1. a salamander of Mexico and western United States [n -S]

Medical Definition of Axolotl

1. Ambystoma mexicanum, a type of salamander native to Mexico and the Western United States which spends all of its life underwater. Even as an adult animal, the axolotl retains many larval features, most notably its external gills: as a result the axolotl is an excellent example of the phenomenon of neoteny. The axolotl also has four legs and a tadpole-like tail and is an endangered species. (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Axolotl

axoaxonic synapse
axodendritic synapse
axolotl (current term)
axon degeneration
axon hillock
axon loss polyneuropathy
axon reflex
axon terminals
axonal degeneration
axonal guidance
axonal polyneuropathy
axonal process
axonal terminal boutons

Literary usage of Axolotl

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"THE name "axolotl'' is primarily the popular designation among the Mexicans for an ... The Mexican axolotl is said not to metamorphose from an aquatic to a ..."

2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"... that the name axolotl properly applies ; before the metamorphosis was discovered its connection with Amblystoma was not suspected, and it was placed in ..."

3. The doctrine of descent and Darwinism by Oscar Schmidt, Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1875)
"axolotl. between the presence of the decapods and the primordial crabs. There can be no other view of this subject. The Nauplius phase in the development of ..."

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