an aquatic, eellike salamander of the genus Amphiuma, of the southeastern U.S., having two pairs of very small feet.
In the forms however with degenerate limbs like amphiuma, Siren and Proteus the number of digits is still further reduced.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
amphiuma, a genus of amphibians which frequent the lakes and stagnant waters of North America.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various
This view has originated out of the very remarkable superficial resemblance between the Ichthyophis-larva and the amphiuma.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4 Various
producing both male and female offspring.
capable of ionizing into both anions and cations; amphoteric.
amphophil amphophil am·pho·phil (ām’fə-fĭl) or am·pho·phile (-fīl’) adj. Having an affinity for both acid and basic dyes. n. A cell that stains readily with either acid or basic dyes. Also called amphocyte.