Definition of ambystomatid in English:

ambystomatid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the amphibian family Ambystomatidae (formerly Ambystomidae) and genus Ambystoma, which comprises the mole salamanders of North America; designating salamanders of this family and genus.

Pronunciation

ambystomatid

/ˌambɪˈstəʊmətɪd/ /amˈbɪstəmətɪd/

noun

Zoology
  • An ambystomatid amphibian; a mole salamander.

Pronunciation

ambystomatid

/ˌambɪˈstəʊmətɪd/ /amˈbɪstəmətɪd/

Origin

1950s. From ambystomat-, assumed stem of scientific Latin Ambystoma, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Ambystomatidae, family name.