Phaneroglossa

plural noun

Phan·​er·​o·​glos·​sa
-lȯsə
in former classifications
: a division of Amphibia comprising frogs and toads with tongues and being equivalent to Lingusta and Costata of other classifications
phaneroglossal
¦⸗⸗⸗¦gläsəl
-lȯs-
adjective
phaneroglossate
¦⸗⸗⸗+
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from phaner- + -glossa

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“Phaneroglossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phaneroglossa. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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