genus Proteus

genus Proteus
type genus of the Proteidae
Syn: ↑Proteus
Hypernyms: ↑amphibian genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Proteidae, ↑family Proteidae
Member Meronyms: ↑olm, ↑Proteus anguinus

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