Andrias

noun An·dri·as \ˈandrēəs\

Definition of Andrias

  1. :  a genus of large fossil Miocene salamanders scarcely distinct from the recent genus Cryptobranchus

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Origin and Etymology of andrias

New Latin, from Greek, image of a man, from andr-, anēr man; from the fact that the first specimen found was believed to be the remains of a man destroyed by the Deluge


First Known Use: 1848


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