Sentence Examples


  • TADPOLE, a term often, but wrongly, applied indiscriminately to all Batrachian larvae.
  • It is absurd to call the larva of a newt or of a Caecilian a tadpole, nor is the free-swimming embryo of a frog as it leaves the egg a tadpole.
  • A tadpole is the larva of a tailless Batrachian after the loss of the external gills and before the egress of the fore limbs (except in the aberrant Xenopus) and the resorption of the tail.
  • What characterizes a tadpole is the conjoined globular head and body, so formed that it is practically impossible to discern the limit between the two, sharply set off from the more or less elongate compressed tail which is the organ of propulsion.
  • The hind limbs appear as buds at the base of the tail, and gradually attain their full development during the tadpole life.

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