axolotl(redirected from Ambystoma mexicanum)
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Related to Ambystoma mexicanum: Ambystoma tigrinum, Wooper looper
axolotl(ak′sŏ-lot″ĕl) [Nahuatl āxōlōtl]
A Mexican salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum, studied in experimental medicine because of its ability to regenerate severed nerves.
axolotlthe larval stage of the aquatic American salamander Amblystoma. It is capable of breeding in the larval form so demonstrating a phenomenon known as NEOTONY.