anuran


an·uran

noun \ə-ˈnyr-ən, a-, -ˈnr-\

Definition of ANURAN

:  any of an order (Anura) of amphibians comprising the frogs, toads, and tree frogs all of which lack a tail in the adult stage and have long hind limbs often suited to leaping and swimming
anuran adjective

Origin of ANURAN

ultimately from Greek a- + oura tail — more at ass
First Known Use: 1900

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