anuran

[uh-noo r-uh n, uh-nyoo r-]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Anura.

Origin of anuran

< New Latin Anur(a) (an- an1 + Greek -oura, neuter plural of -ouros -tailed, derivative of ourá tail) + -an
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Related Words for anuran

frog, sycophant, polliwog, peeper, salientian, anuran, tadpole

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British Dictionary definitions for anuran

anuran

noun
  1. any of the vertebrates of the order Anura (or Salientia), characterized by absence of a tail and very long hind legs specialized for hopping: class Amphibia (amphibians). The group includes the frogs and toads
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the order Anura
French name: salientian

Word Origin for anuran

C20: from New Latin Anura, from an- + Greek oura tail
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