plural noun
Der·​o·​trem·​a·​ta | \ ˌderə‧ˈtremətə, -rēm- \

Definition of Derotremata

in some especially former classifications
: a division of tailed amphibians typically retaining gill slits but not external gills when adult and comprising the Cryptobranchidae and Amphiumidae

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Other Words from Derotremata

derotremate \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗mə̇t , -​ˌmāt \ or derotrematous \ -​mətəs \ adjective
derotreme \ ˈderə‧ˌtrēm \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Derotremata

New Latin, from der- + -tremata

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“Derotremata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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