[buh-trey-kee-uh n]
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group comprising the amphibians, and sometimes restricted to the salientians.
  1. an amphibian, especially a salientian.

Origin of batrachian

1825–35; < New Latin Batrachi(a) (< Greek bátrach(os) frog + New Latin -ia noun suffix (neuter plural)) + -an) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for batrachian


  1. any amphibian, esp a frog or toad
  1. 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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batrachian in Science


  1. Relating to tailless amphibians, such as frogs and toads.
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