capitalized : the type genus of Plethodontidae comprising New World terrestrial salamanders that lay large yolk-filled eggs and do not pass through an aquatic larval period see red-backed salamander
plural -s : a salamander of the genus Plethodon

Word History


New Latin pleth- (from Greek plēthos mass, magnitude, from plēthein to be full) + -odon

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“Plethodon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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