aquatic tongue
the use of water currents in the mouth by some fishes, acting as a hydraulic tongue to manipulate food

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Serpent's tongue — Serpent Ser pent, n. [F., fr. L. serpens, entis (sc. bestia), fr. serpens, p. pr. of serpere to creep; akin to Gr. ???, Skr. sarp, and perhaps to L. repere, E. reptile. Cf. {Herpes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whale's tongue — Whale Whale, n. [OE. whal, AS. hw[ae]l; akin to D. walvisch, G. wal, walfisch, OHG. wal, Icel. hvalr, Dan. & Sw. hval, hvalfisk. Cf. {Narwhal}, {Walrus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic mammal of the order {Cetacea}, especially any one of the large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adder's-tongue Spearwort — is an aquatic member of the Buttercup family of plants, with small, bright yellow buttercup like flowers. Also known as the Badgeworth Buttercup this plant has been the subject of considerable conservation effort from Gloucestershire Wildlife… …   Wikipedia

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  • amphibian — /am fib ee euhn/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, comprising frogs and toads, newts and salamanders, and caecilians, the larvae being typically aquatic, breathing by gills, and the adults being typically semiterrestrial,… …   Universalium

  • Caudata — ▪ amphibian order Introduction also called  Urodela,     one of the major extant orders of the class Amphibia. It includes salamanders (salamander) and newts (newt). The relatively small and inconspicuous salamanders are important members of… …   Universalium

  • chemoreception — chemoreceptive /kee moh ri sep tiv, kem oh /, adj. /kee moh ri sep sheuhn, kem oh /, n. the physiological response to chemical stimuli. [1915 20; CHEMO + RECEPTION] * * * Sensory process by which organisms respond to external chemical stimuli, by …   Universalium

  • Anura — ▪ amphibian order Introduction also called  Salientia    one of the major extant orders of the class Amphibia (amphibian). It includes the frogs (frog) and toads (toad), which, because of their wide distribution, are known by most people around… …   Universalium

  • reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …   Universalium

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