Midwife-toad Definition

noun

Any species of the genus Alytes, the males of which carry fertilised eggs on their backs.

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Synonyms:
Alytes cisternasiAlytes obstetricansobstetrical-toad

Other Word Forms of Midwife-toad

Noun

Singular:
midwife-toad
Plural:
midwife-toads

Origin of Midwife-toad

  • From midwife + toad, referring to the behaviour of the males of carrying fertilised eggs on their backs.

    From Wiktionary

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