plural noun
Hy·​li·​dae | \ ˈhīləˌdē \

Definition of Hylidae

: a large family of predominantly arboreal rather slender-bodied frogs with elongated hind limbs, rounded adhesive disks on the digits, and the thumbs not enlarged in the male — see tree toad

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History and Etymology for Hylidae

New Latin, from Hyla, type genus + -idae

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“Hylidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hylidae. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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