midwife toad


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midwife toad

n
(Animals) a European toad, Alytes obstetricans, the male of which carries the fertilized eggs on its hind legs until they hatch: family Discoglossidae

mid′wife toad`


n.
a European toad, Alytes obstetricans: the male broods the egg strings by wrapping them around his legs.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.midwife toad - similar in habit to Alytes obstetriciansmidwife toad - similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
Alytes, genus Alytes - midwife toads
2.midwife toad - European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
Alytes, genus Alytes - midwife toads
Translations

midwife toad

n (Zool) → Geburtshelferkröte f
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