anuran

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noun an·uran \ə-ˈnyu̇r-ən, a-, -ˈnu̇r-\

Definition of anuran

  1. :  any of an order (Anura) of amphibians comprising the frogs, toads, and tree frogs all of which lack a tail in the adult stage and have long hind limbs often suited to leaping and swimming

anuran

adjective

Origin and Etymology of anuran

ultimately from Greek a- + oura tail — more at ass


First Known Use: 1900


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