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Tadpole

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Noun

1. polliwog, pollywog, tadpole

a larval frog or toad

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Tadpole

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noun
the aquatic larva of frogs, toads, etc, which develops from a limbless tailed form with external gills into a form with internal gills, limbs, and a reduced tail

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Tadpole

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noun
1. 
the larva of certain amphibians, as frogs and toads, having gills and a tail and living in water: as it matures, the gills usually are lost and legs develop
2. 
the free-swimming larval stage of tunicates, having gill slits and a notochord

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Tadpole

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n.
The aquatic larva of a frog or toad, having gills, a long, laterally compressed tail, and in early stages, no limbs. During metamorphosis of a tadpole into an adult, legs and lungs develop, and the tail gradually disappears. Also called polliwog.

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