[ uh-noo r-uh n, uh-nyoo r- ]
/ əˈnʊər ən, əˈnyʊər- /
any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads.
belonging or pertaining to the Anura.
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Example sentences from the Web for anuran
The characters used in the systematic study of the frogs in this group are those usually employed in anuran systematics.A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group|William E. Duellman
Studies of chromosomes of some anuran amphibians (Hylidae and Centrolenidae).Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group|William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for anuran
/ (əˈnjʊərən) /
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
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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