Linguata

plural noun
Lin·​gua·​ta | \ liŋˈgwätə, -wātə \

Definition of Linguata

in some especially former classifications
: a large suborder of Salientia including all toads and frogs having a tongue and separate openings for the eustachian tubes — compare aglossa , phaneroglossa

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History and Etymology for Linguata

New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter plural of linguatus tongued, eloquent, from Latin lingua tongue + -atus -ate

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

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