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[an-yer-uh s, uh-noo r-uh s, uh-nyoo r-]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. having no tail.
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Also anourous.

Origin of anurous

First recorded in 1830–40; see origin at anuran, -ous
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Examples from the Web for anurous

Historical Examples

  • Aglossa, a sub-order of anurous amphibia, the frogs, without a tongue.

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British Dictionary definitions for anurous


  1. zoology lacking a tail; tailless; acaudate
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Word Origin

C19: from an- + Greek oura tail
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