Dendrobates

noun Den·drob·a·tes \denˈdräbətˌēz\

Definition of Dendrobates

  1. :  a genus of toothless mostly small brightly colored tropical American frogs of the family Ranidae having a poisonous skin secretion that has been used by certain Central American Indians as an arrow poison

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Origin and Etymology of dendrobates

New Latin, from dendr- + -bates; probably influenced by Greek dendrobatein to climb trees


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