Salientia

plural noun Sa·li·en·tia \ ˌsālēˈench(ē)ə , ˌsal- , -ntēə \

Definition of Salientia

: an order of Amphibia comprising the frogs, toads, and tree toads all of which are distinguished by complete absence of a tail in the adult stage and by possession of long strong hind limbs well suited to leaping and swimming

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Origin and Etymology of salientia

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of salient-, saliens


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