Desmognathus

noun
Des·​mog·​na·​thus | \ -nəthəs \

Definition of Desmognathus

: a genus of small dark salamanders (family Plethodontidae) common and widely distributed in the eastern U.S. — see dusky salamander

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History and Etymology for Desmognathus

New Latin, from desm- + -gnathus

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“Desmognathus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desmognathus. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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