plural noun

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

Word History


New Latin, from lepo- + -spondyli

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“Lepospondyli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lepospondyli. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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