amphiuma /ˌamfɪˈjuːmə/


I. noun

a fully aquatic eel-like amphibian with very small limbs, occurring in stagnant water and swamps in the south-eastern US.

●Family Amphiumidae and genus Amphiuma: three species.
– origin modern Latin, probably formed irregularly from amphi- ‘both’ + Greek pneuma ‘breath’.

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