[an-yer-uh s, uh-noo r-uh s, uh-nyoo r-]

adjective Zoology.

having no tail.

Also anourous.

Origin of anurous

First recorded in 1830–40; see origin at anuran, -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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zoology lacking a tail; tailless; acaudate

Word Origin for anurous

C19: from an- + Greek oura tail
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