plural noun

: a suborder of Caudata comprising salamanders of numerous and varied form (as the aquatic newts and the lungless terrestrial plethodonts) that have in common teeth on the roof of the mouth behind the internal openings of the nostrils compare plethodon

Word History


New Latin, from Salamandra + -oidea

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“Salamandroidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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