Triturus

noun
Tri·​tu·​rus | \ trīˈtu̇rəs, -ī‧ˈtyu̇- \

Definition of Triturus

: a genus of chiefly aquatic salamanders comprising the typical newts and having a small tongue free along the sides, four to five toes, and a compressed tail

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History and Etymology for Triturus

New Latin, probably from Triton the sea god + New Latin -urus

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“Triturus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Triturus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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