The genus of African clawed toads, X. laevis is widely used in developmental biology and was formerly used in pregnancy diagnosis. Ovulates easily under influence of luteinizing hormone.
Xenopus (Gk., ξενος, xenos=strange, πους, pous=foot, commonly known as the clawed frog) is a genus of highly aquatic frogs native to sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty species are in the Xenopus genus. The best-known species belonging to this genus is Xenopus laevis, which is commonly studied as a model organism for developmental biology, cell bi...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenopus
<molecular biology> The genus of African clawed toads, X. Laevis is widely used in developmental biology and was formerly used in pregnancy diagnosis. Ovulates easily under influence of luteinising hormone. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
genus Xenopus noun
an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family XenopodidaeFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Xenopus (s), Xenopi (pl) An African water frog which is native to southern Africa. From Greek xeno-, 'stranger, foreigner' + pous 'foot'. Related 'foot, feet' units: melo-; ped-; planta-; podo-.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1802/2
- African clawed frogFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=Xenopus
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