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tadpole, larval, aquatic stage of any of the amphibian animals. After hatching from the egg, the tadpole, sometimes called a polliwog, is gill-breathing and legless and propels itself by means of a tail. During the period of metamorphosis it develops the lungs, legs, and other organs of the adult and, in the frog and the toad, loses the tail.

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tadpole Aquatic larva of a toad or frog; it has feathery gills and a finned tail, and lacks lungs and legs. The tadpoles of most species are herbivores, feeding on algae and other aquatic plants. During metamorphosis legs grow, the tail reabsorbs, and internal lungs replace gills.

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tad·pole / ˈtadˌpōl/ • n. the tailed aquatic larva of an amphibian (frog, toad, newt, or salamander), breathing through gills and lacking legs until its later stages of development.

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tadpole The round-bodied, long-tailed larva of an anuran (Anura). The term is also used for other larvae with this form (e.g. those of sea squirts and salps).

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tadpole XV (taddepol). f. tadde TOAD + pol POLL, as if ‘a toad that is all head’.

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