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salientian

[sey-lee-en-shuh n]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the superorder Salientia, comprising the frogs and toads (order Anura) and extinct species.
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noun
  1. a salientian amphibian.
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Origin of salientian

1945–50; < New Latin Salienti(a) (Latin: neuter plural of saliēns; see salient) + -an
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Historical Examples

  • Unfortunately, this aspect of salientian population ecology has received no intensive study.

    A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla

    William E. Duellman


British Dictionary definitions for salientian

salientian

noun, adjective
  1. another word for anuran
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Salientia, literally: leapers, from Latin salīre to leap
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