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  1. Xenopus, genus Xenopus(noun)

    an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae

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  1. Xenopus

    Xenopus is a genus of highly aquatic frogs native to Sub-Saharan Africa. There are 20 species in the Xenopus genus. They are known collectively as African Clawed Frogs or Platanna. The best-known species belonging to this genus is Xenopus laevis, which is commonly studied as a model organism for developmental biology, cell biology, toxicology, and neuroscience.

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  1. Xenopus

    An aquatic genus of the family, Pipidae, occurring in Africa and distinguished by having black horny claws on three inner hind toes.

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