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anurous

[ an-yer-uhs, uh-noor-uhs, uh-nyoor- ]
/ ˈæn yər əs, əˈnʊər əs, əˈnyʊər- /
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adjective Zoology.
having no tail.
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Also an·ou·rous [uh-noor-uhs] /əˈnʊər əs/ .

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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