plural noun

: a small family of primitive Asiatic salamanders (suborder Cryptobranchoidea) sometimes included in the Ambystomidae from which they can be distinguished by more adult skull characters, smaller size, and short saccular egg pouches

Word History


New Latin, from Hynobius, type genus (from hyno- —perhaps from Greek hynis plowshare—+ New Latin -bius) + -idae

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“Hynobiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hynobiidae. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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