Alytes

noun Al·y·tes \ˈaləˌtēz\

Definition of Alytes

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

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Origin and Etymology of alytes

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


First Known Use: 1848


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