anurous

[ an-yer-uh s, uh-noo r-uh s, uh-nyoo r- ]
/ ˈæn yər əs, əˈnʊər əs, əˈnyʊər- /

adjective Zoology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for anurous

anurous
/ (æˈnjʊərəs) /

adjective

zoology lacking a tail; tailless; acaudate

Word Origin for anurous

C19: from an- + Greek oura tail
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