uro·​dele ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēl How to pronounce urodele (audio)
: any of an order (Caudata synonym Urodela) of amphibians (such as newts and salamanders) that have a tail throughout life
urodele adjective

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Illustration of urodele

Word History


French urodèle, ultimately from Greek oura tail + dēlos evident, showing — more at ass

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urodele was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Urodele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urodele. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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