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anuran

[uh-noo r-uh n, uh-nyoo r-] /əˈnʊər ən, əˈnyʊər-/
noun
1.
any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Anura.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Anur(a) (an- an1 + Greek -oura, neuter plural of -ouros -tailed, derivative of ourá tail) + -an
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anuran

/əˈnjʊərən/
noun
1.
any of the vertebrates of the order Anura (or Salientia), characterized by absence of a tail and very long hind legs specialized for hopping: class Amphibia (amphibians). The group includes the frogs and toads
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Anura
French name salientian
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin Anura, from an- + Greek oura tail
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