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A salamander.

[From New Latin Ūrodēla, former order name : uro- + Greek dēlos, visible; see psychedelic.]

u′ro·dele′ adj.
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1. (Zoology) any amphibian of the order Urodela, having a long body and tail and four short limbs: includes the salamanders and newts
2. (Animals) any amphibian of the order Urodela, having a long body and tail and four short limbs: includes the salamanders and newts
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Urodela
[C19: from French urodèle, from uro-2 + -dèle, from Greek dēlos evident]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urodele - amphibians that resemble lizards
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
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2013: Ontogenetic mechanisms underlying sexual size dimorphism in Urodele amphibians: an across-species approach.
Johnson, "Toxicity of the Urodele Amphibians Taricha, Notophthalmus, Cynops and Paramesotriton (Salamandridae)," Copeia, vol.
Mammalian fingertips and toes can partially regrow under certain conditions; however, regeneration is greatly limited compared to urodele amphibians such as newts and salamanders that can completely regrow an amputated limb [1-3].
This highly pathogenic fungus causes a lethal skin disease that has so far been restricted to urodele amphibians (newts and salamanders); the fungus was most likely introduced from East Asia into Europe via the pet trade (2).
Urodele amphibians typify the traditional view of epimorphic regeneration, regenerating many different body structures throughout their lives, including jaws, tail, and limbs (Tsonis, 2000).
Light-dependent shift in bullfrog tadpole magnetic compass orientation: evidence for a common frog magnetoreception mechanism in anuran and urodele amphibians.
Gonzalez, "Comparative analysis of calbindin D-28K and calretinin in the retina of anuran and urodele amphibians: colocalization with choline acetyltransferase and tyrosine hydroxylase," Brain Research, vol.
Effect of cadmium on gonadogenesis and metamorphosis in Pleurodeles waltl (urodele amphibian).
The Role of Chromosomal Translocations in Urodele Evolution and Speciation in the Light of Work on Grasshoppers American Naturalist 95: 315-321.
Neural crest migration and pigment pattern formation in urodele amphibians.
These findings implicate environmental dioxins as potentially important modulators of amphibian reproduction and further validate the utility of urodele gonaducts as a useful bioassay for the detection of endocrine-active environmental compounds.