Discoglossidae

plural noun
Dis·​co·​glos·​si·​dae

Definition of Discoglossidae

: a family of Old World toads characterized by a fixed disklike tongue and having as well-known representatives the obstetrical toad and the fire-bellied toad

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Other Words from Discoglossidae

discoglossoid \ ¦⸗⸗¦gläˌsȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Discoglossidae

New Latin, from Discoglossus, type genus (from disc- + -glossus, from Greek glōssa tongue) + -idae

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“Discoglossidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Discoglossidae. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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