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anuran

[ uh-noo r-uh n, uh-nyoo r- ]
/ əˈnʊər ən, əˈnyʊər- /
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noun

any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Anura.

RELATED WORDS

frog, sycophant, polliwog, peeper, salientian, tadpole

Nearby words

anucleolate, anug, anulus, anunnaki, anuradhapura, anuran, anuresis, anuretic, anuria, anurous, anus

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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Examples 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).

British Dictionary definitions for anuran

anuran

/ (əˈnjʊərən) /

noun

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

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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