amphibiotic


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am·phi·bi·ot·ic

 (ăm′fə-bī-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Living in water during an early stage of development and on land during the adult stage.

amphibiotic

(ˌæmfɪbaɪˈɒtɪk)
adj
(Zoology) having an aquatic larval form and a terrestrial adult form, as amphibians
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Adj.1.amphibiotic - having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult formamphibiotic - having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amphibious - operating or living on land and in water; "amphibious vehicles"; "amphibious operations"; "amphibious troops"; "frogs are amphibious animals"
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This order is composed of paleopterous amphibiotic insects, under hemimetabolous development, and is divided into three suborders: Zygoptera, Anisoptera and Anisozygoptera (Rehn, 2003).
Local host: small invertebrates (oligochaetes, larvae of amphibiotic insects, molluscs, and young amphipods).
In freshwater ecosystems amphibiotic insect adults and larvae are important components of fish and bird diets.