anurous

[an-yer-uh s, uh-noo r-uh s, uh-nyoo r-]
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adjective Zoology.

having no tail.

Nearby words

  1. anuradhapura,
  2. anuran,
  3. anuresis,
  4. anuretic,
  5. anuria,
  6. anus,
  7. anuszkiewicz,
  8. anvers,
  9. anvil,
  10. anxiety

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

adjective

zoology lacking a tail; tailless; acaudate

Word Origin for anurous

C19: from an- + Greek oura tail

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