Found 2 items, similar to Obstetrical toad.
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Definition: obstetrical toad
n : European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped
around its hind legs until they hatch [syn: midwife toad
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Definition: Obstetrical toad
([o^]b*st[e^]t"r[i^]*kal), a. [L. obstetricius,
fr. obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. obstare to stand before:
cf. F. obst['e]trique. See Obstacle
1. Of or pertaining to childbirth, midwifery, or the period
around the time of the birth of children; as, the
2. Of or pertaining to obstetrics; as, the obstetric unit of
(Zo["o]l.), a European toad of the genus
, especially Alytes obstetricans
. The eggs are
laid in a string which the male winds around his legs, and
carries about until the young are hatched.
, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of
unknown origin. Cf. Tadpole
Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the
and allied genera, especially those of the
. Toads are generally terrestrial in
their habits except during the breeding season, when they
seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth
in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night.
Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that
secrete an acrid fluid.
Note: The common toad (Bufo vulgaris
) and the natterjack
are familiar European species. The common American toad
) is similar to the European toad,
but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Obstetrical
. (Zo["o]l.) See Pita
(Zo["o]l.), a horned toad.
(Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant (Equisetum limosum
) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.
(Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush (Juncus bufonius
(Zo["o]l.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
. (Zo["o]l.) See Cuckoo spit
, under Cuckoo
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Tree