plural noun
Brachy·​ce·​phal·​i·​dae | \ -ə̇ˈfaləˌdē \

Definition of Brachycephalidae

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

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History and Etymology for Brachycephalidae

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

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“Brachycephalidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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