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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.]
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(Animals) an African clawed frog of the genus Xenopus having no tongue
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|Noun||1.||Xenopus - an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae|
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
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