Polypedates

noun Poly·pe·da·tes

Definition of Polypedates

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Polypedatidae) of Old World tree frogs related to the Ranidae but distinguished by cylindrical transverse sacral processes

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Origin and Etymology of polypedates

New Latin, probably irregular from poly- + Greek pēdētēs leaper, dancer, from pēdan to leap, jump; akin to Latin ped-, pes foot


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