anuran

anuran
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek a- + oura tail — more at ass Date: 1900 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 swimminganuran adjective

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  • anuran — n. 1. an amphibian of the order {Anura}; any of various tailless stout bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species; a frog or toad. Syn: frog, toad, toadfrog, batrachian, salientian [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anuran — n. . Syn: batrachian, salientian [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anuran — [ə noor′ən, ənyo͞o′rən] n. [< Gr an , not + oura, tail (see URO 2) + AN] any of an order (Anura) of tailless, jumping amphibians with a broad body and well developed hind legs, consisting of frogs and toads adj. of or pertaining to the anurans …   English World dictionary

  • anuran — /euh noor euhn, euh nyoor /, n. 1. any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Anura. [ < NL Anur(a) (an AN1 + Gk oura, neut. pl. of ouros tailed, deriv. of ourá tail) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • anuran — noun Any of several tailless frogs and toads, of the order Anura, with long hind legs Syn: salientian …   Wiktionary

  • anuran — anu·ran (ə nuґrən) any member of Anura …   Medical dictionary

  • anuran — an·u·ran …   English syllables

  • anuran — an•u•ran [[t]əˈnʊər ən, əˈnyʊər [/t]] n. 1) ram any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads 2) ram belonging or pertaining to the Anura • Etymology: < NL Anur(a) (an an + Gk ourá tail) + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • anuran — /əˈnjurən/ (say uh nyoohruhn), /eɪ / (say ay ) adjective Also, anural. 1. of or relating to the Anura, an order of Amphibians comprising the frogs and toads; salientian. –noun 2. a frog or toad …   Australian English dictionary

  • anuran —   n. any of the order of amphibians which includes frogs and toads …   Dictionary of difficult words

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