Axolotl meaning

ăksə-lŏtl
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Any of several salamanders of the genus Ambystoma of Mexico and the western United States that do not go through metamorphosis, becoming sexually mature while in an aquatic larval form with external gills.
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An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico, Ambystoma mexicanum.
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Any of various members of a genus (Ambystoma) of dark salamanders of Mexico and the W U.S. that mature sexually and breed while remaining in the gilled larval stage due to a thyroid deficiency.
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Origin of axolotl

  • Nahuatl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Nahuatl axolotl.

    From Wiktionary