ampho-, amph-, amphi- (Greek: around, about, both, on both sides of, both kinds).
A form of jointing consisting of both diarthrosis and synarthrosis, the two bones being united by a cartilage of some elasticity, which prevents one surface sliding on the other, but permits a certain amount of movement; as in the joints of the vertebral column, the carpus, etc.
A spindle-shaped formation in a developing ovum, with radiations at each end, thus resembling two star-shaped figures conjoined.
A being that lives either in water or on land, or is equally at home in either element.
A cold-blooded vertebrate that spends some time on land but must breed and develop into an adult in water. Frogs, salamanders, and toads are amphibians
The remains of an amphibious animal found in the fossil state.
A scientific treatise on the Amphibia; that part of zoology that refers to amphibious animals.
1. Adapted to life on land as well as in water.
2. Taking place or operating both on land and in water.
In an amphibious manner; like an amphibious being.
The quality of being amphibious; life in, or connection with, two elements.
amphibology, amphibological, amphibologically, amphibolous:
A phrase or sentence that can be interpreted in two ways, usually because of the grammatical construction rather than the meanings of the words themselves. The phrase "the boy on the chair with a broken leg" is an amphibology.
Ambiquity of speech arising from uncertain grammar.
Floating convertible cars operating on both land and in water. These cars have two propellers at the back and an exhaust that sticks out above the water line. This kind of car was built in Germany from 1961 to 1968 and imported to the United States and they are still being used by collectors who even have a Website at www.amphicar.com.
Producing fruits above ground that are subsequently buried.
Having fruit of two kinds, either as to form, or time of maturation.
Having a double action upon test colors in chemistry.
The occurrence of different colored flowers on individual plants in different seasons.
A marsh plant with amphibious vegetative parts.
A Condition in which a person is able to conceive of himself/herself as a male or female or both simultaneously.
Normal cross fertilization; the fusion of male and female gametes.
1. A reference to a plant that has underground as well as aerial flowers.
2. Extending all over the earth from the equator to both poles.
1. In psychiatry, a form of sexual inversion in which a person, predominantly homosexual, is able also to have sexual relations with members of the opposite sex.
2. Sexual development; the fusion of two dissimilar gametes.
Pertaining to both parents.
Sexual reproduction involving cross fertilization.
amphimixis, amphimict, amphimictic:
1. A term used to indicate the fact that both parents contribute to the inheritance of their offspring.
2. True sexual reproduction; the union of male and female gametes; may be either autogamy (inbreeding) or allogamy (outbreeding).
A reference to a population or species showing broad variable tolerance of habitat and environmental contitions.
Sharp at both ends.
A plant able to live either rooted in damp soil above the water level or completely submerged.
An animal that breathes both by lungs and by gills; a name given by some to the lowest order of the Amphibious animals, including the Proteus and Siren, which retain their gills all their lives.
Having breathing-pores at both ends of the body, as certain dipterous larvae.
An order or sub-order of the sessile-eyed Crustacea, having feet of two kinds (in which they differ from the Isopoda), of which the common sand-hopper is an example.
Referring to Amphipoda.
Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda; having feet of two kinds.
Parthenogenesis in which both male and female offspring are produced.
A reference to a population of species showing broad, variable tolerance of habitual and environmental conditions.
A reference to an organism that lives as a phototroph during daylight and as a chemotroph in darkness.
Eating both animal and vegetable food; omnivorous.
The presence of monocular diplopia in both eyes.
amphogenic, amphogenous, amphogeny:
Producing male and female offspring in approximately equal numbers.
A substance whose molecules bear both positive and negative charges.
Staining readily with both acid and basic dyes.
Having divergent or even opposite properties, such as the capacity of reacting in the presence of either acids or bases, or of behaving as either an acid or a base.
The condition of simultaneous increased sympathetic and parasympathetic (vagal) tone. Also called amphotonia (considered outmoded).
The tendency to move either toward or away from a stimulus.
Amphibious. That which partakes of two natures, so as to live in two elements; as, in air and water.
A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.