plural noun

: a large family of small Neotropical toads (suborder Procoela) having partial or complete median fusion of the shoulder girdle

Word History


New Latin, from Brachycephalus, type genus (from brachy- + -cephalus) + -idae

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“Brachycephalidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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