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batrachian

[buh-trey-kee-uh n] /bəˈtreɪ ki ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group comprising the amphibians, and sometimes restricted to the salientians.
noun
2.
an amphibian, especially a salientian.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin Batrachi(a) (< Greek bátrach(os) frog + Neo-Latin -ia noun suffix (neuter plural)) + -an)
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British Dictionary definitions for batrachian

batrachian

/bəˈtreɪkɪən/
noun
1.
any amphibian, esp a frog or toad
adjective
2.
of or relating to the frogs and toads
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Batrachia, from Greek batrakhos frog
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batrachian
  (bə-trā'kē-ən)   
Relating to tailless amphibians, such as frogs and toads.
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