Definition of Anura

1. Noun. Frogs, toads, tree toads.




Definition of Anura

1. n. pl. One of the orders of amphibians characterized by the absence of a tail, as the frogs and toads.

Medical Definition of Anura

1. One of the orders of amphibians characterised by the absence of a tail, as the frogs and toads. Alternative forms: anoura. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Priv. + a tail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anura

antsiness
antsinesses
antsy
antumbra
antvireo
antvireos
antwacky
anty
anuclear
anucleate
anucleolate
anular
anulus
anumerical
anuptaphobia
anura (current term)
anural
anuran
anurans
anureses
anuresis
anuretic
anuria
anurias
anuric
anurous
anury
anus cerebri
anus vesicalis

Literary usage of Anura

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1. The Nasal Organ in Amphibia by George Marsh Higgins (1921)
"In all of the anura, the extension of the pterygoid process to the nasal capsule is the normal condition, and recalls this relationship in Crypto- branchus ..."

2. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"anura. The anura have the compact bodies familiar in frogs and toads, ... Toad-like anura with degenerate tongue and unpaired opening of the Eustachian tube ..."

3. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"Other glands open into the narial chambers, and in anura on the oral mucous membrane as well. In the Gymnophiona the cartilaginous ridges are replaced by ..."

4. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Sweetland Dallas (1866)
"I. anura, or Frogs and Toads, in which the adult animal is destitute of a tail. ... ORDER I.—anura. 526. The references already made to the species of this ..."

5. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"In the anura the adrenals are golden-yellow streaks on the ventral surface of the kidney, of about 15 millimetres in length in the frog to about 28 ..."

6. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth (1907)
"ORDER anura. (Frogs, toads, etc.) Hyla chinensis GUENTHER. GUENTHER: Catalogue of Batrachia salientia in British Mus., 1858, p. 108, plate IX, flg. ..."

7. Evolution by Atrophy in Biology and Sociology by Jean Demoor, Jean Massart, Emile Vandervelde (1899)
"(1) Atrophy of the tail in Batrachia anura, and of the larval gills in some insects.—The tadpole of the frog has a well-developed tail which acts as the ..."

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