batrachian

[ buh-trey-kee-uhn ]
/ bəˈtreɪ ki ən /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group comprising the amphibians, and sometimes restricted to the salientians.

noun

an amphibian, especially a salientian.

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Origin of batrachian

1825–35; <New Latin Batrachi(a) (<Greek bátrach(os) frog + New Latin -ia noun suffix (neuter plural)) + -an)
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British Dictionary definitions for batrachian

batrachian
/ (bəˈtreɪkɪən) /

noun

any amphibian, esp a frog or toad

adjective

of or relating to the frogs and toads

Word Origin for batrachian

C19: from New Latin Batrachia, from Greek batrakhos frog
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Scientific definitions for batrachian

batrachian
[ bə-trākē-ən ]

Relating to tailless amphibians, such as frogs and toads.
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