plural noun

Definition of Lepospondyli

: a taxonomic category comprising amphibians in which the centra of the vertebrae develop directly as bone without an intermediate cartilaginous stage: such as
a : an order or other division comprising the extinct Aistopoda, Microsauria, and Nectridia
b : a subclass of Amphibia comprising the above groups together with the Caudata and Gymnophiona

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History and Etymology for Lepospondyli

New Latin, from lepo- + -spondyli

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“Lepospondyli.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lepospondyli. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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