plural noun

: a suborder of Caudata comprising aquatic salamanders with persistent gills and two pairs of weak limbs and usually regarded as including the single family Proteidae and consisting of the European olms and the American mud puppies

Word History


New Latin, from Proteus (genus of olms) + -ida

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“Proteida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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