batrachian

batrachian

[buh-trey-kee-uhn]
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:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Batrachi(a) (< Greek bátrach(os) frog + Neo-Latin -ia noun suffix (neuter plural)) + -an)

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batrachian (bəˈtreɪkɪən)
 
n
1.  any amphibian, esp a frog or toad
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the frogs and toads
 
[C19: from New Latin Batrachia, from Greek batrakhos frog]

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batrachian   (bə-trā'kē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to tailless amphibians, such as frogs and toads.
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