plural noun

: a family of primitive frogs with four toes on the forefeet, five on the hind feet, and no webs that includes a genus (Liopelma) with a single New Zealand species (L. hamiltoni) see ascaphus

Word History


New Latin, from Liopelma, type genus (from leio- + Greek pelma sole of the foot) + -idae

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“Liopelmidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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