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Definitions of tadpole in various dictionaries:
noun - a larval frog or toad
The limbless aquatic larva of a frog or toad, having gills and a long flat tail.
noun - the aquatic larva of an amphibian
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Creature that loses its tail|
|Kermit as a youth|
|Larva with gills|
|The little one has a stick at the end and a tail at the end|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|An analogy:moth is to caterpillar as frog is to this|
|Native frogs in New Zealand skip this larval stage, going directly from egg to adult|
|Toad in training (7)|
|A larval frog, or a nickname for a person from Mississippi|
|This larval stage of a frog or toad is also called a polliwog|
A tadpole (also called a pollywog) is the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, particularly that of a frog or toad. They are usually wholly aquatic, though some species have tadpoles that are terrestrial. When first hatched from the egg they have a more or less globular body, a laterally compressed tail and internal or external gills. As they grow they undergo metamorphosis, during which process they grow limbs, develop lungs and reabsorb the tail. Most tadpoles are herbivorous and during metamorphosis the mouth and internal organs are rearranged to prepare for an adult carnivorous lifestyle.|
* Having no hard parts, it might be expected that fossil tadpoles would not exist. However, traces of biofilms have been preserved and fossil tadpoles have been found dating back to the Miocene. Tadpoles are eaten in some parts of the world and are mentioned in folk tales and used as a symbol in ancient Egyptian numerals.