a. & n.1.Amphibian.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The cDNA for the Xenopus "green rod", blue-sensitive pigment was clones and sequenced from Xenopus retina mRNA by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification using primers to conserved regions of amphibial blue-sensitive pigment and RACE PCR.
But long after the onset of democratization, Schumpeter argued, the European state remained a key component of an "amphibial" or transitional form of society, in which capitalism and the bourgeoisie were the most important forces in civil society, but in which the state retained some of its feudal characteristics, particularly its being staffed by the aristocracy ([1942] 1976, 134-9, 155; [1918] 1991, 108).