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xen·o·pus

 (zĕn′ə-pəs)
n.
Any of various aquatic, tongueless, clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus of southern Africa, certain species of which, especially the African clawed frog, are widely used for biological research.

[New Latin Xenopūs, genus name : xeno- + Greek pous, foot; see octopus.]

xenopus

(ˈzɛnəpəs)
n
(Animals) an African clawed frog of the genus Xenopus having no tongue
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Noun1.xenopus - an African clawed frogXenopus - an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Pipidae, Pipidae - tongueless frogs
African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis - a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals