Insect vs Amphibian - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between insect and amphibian

is that insect is an arthropod in the class insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton while amphibian is an animal of the amphibia; any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.

As an adjective amphibian is

(obsolete) having two natures or amphibian can be of or relating to the amphibians amphibia.

insect

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
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  • (colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc
  • A contemptible or powerless person.
  • Synonyms

    * bug (Colloquial 1,2)

    See also

    * arachnid * arthropod * beetle * bug * chafer * coleopter * entomology * larva * worm

    Anagrams

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    amphibian

    English

    (wikipedia amphibian) {{picdic, image=Notophthalmus viridescensPCCA20040816-3983A.jpg , detail1= }} (amphibious aircraft)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Having two natures.
  • Pertaining to the Amphibia.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal of the Amphibia; any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.
  • A vehicle which can operate on land and water. See Wikipedia article on "Amphibious aircraft"
  • Hypernyms

    * Animalia * Chordata * Tetrapoda

    Hyponyms

    * Batrachia * batrachian * batrachofauna * Labyrinthodontia (extinct ) * Lepospondyli (extinct ) * Lissamphibia *: Anura *: Caudata *: Gymnophiona * Salientia

    See also

    * * amphibole * amphibology * amphiboly * batrachology * herpetology (amphibiology, reptiliology)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the amphibians Amphibia.
  • Capable of operating on both land and water amphibious.
  • Derived terms

    * amphibian helicopter * amphibian species * amphibian tank