Alytes

noun
Al·​y·​tes | \ ˈaləˌtēz \

Definition of Alytes

: a genus of toads (family Discoglossidae) comprising the obstetrical toads of southwestern Europe

First Known Use of Alytes

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alytes

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek alytos not to be loosed or broken, from a- a- entry 2 + lytos capable of being loosed, from lyein to loose; probably from the chainlike strings of eggs fastened to the male

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“Alytes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alytes. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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