Definition of Batrachian

1. Noun. Any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species.


2. Adjective. Relating to frogs and toads.
Exact synonyms: Anuran, Salientian
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Partainyms: Anura, Batrachia, Salientia
Derivative terms: Anuran, Salientia

Definition of Batrachian

1. a. Pertaining to the Batrachia.

Definition of Batrachian

1. Noun. A frog or toad. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to a frog or toad. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Batrachian

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Medical Definition of Batrachian

1. Pertaining to the Batrachia. One of the Batrachia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Batrachian

baton
baton twirler
batoned
batoning
batonless
batonlike
batons
batoon
batooned
batooning
batoons
batoprazine
batphone
batphones
batrachia
batrachian (current term)
batrachians
batrachite
batrachoid
batrachomyomachia
batrachomyomachian
batrachomyomachies
batrachomyomachy
batrachophagous
batrachotoxin
batrachotoxins
batroxostatin
bats
bats away
bats for both sides

Literary usage of Batrachian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"[SECOND SERIES.] No. 96. DECEMBER 1855. XXXIII.—On the batrachian ... that I venture to attempt the elucidation of the batrachian ..."

2. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"1 PRIESTLEY, J. Contributions to the Physiology of batrachian Lymph- Hearts 19 RINGER, SYDNEY, and MURRELL, W. Concerning the Effects on Frogs of Arrest of ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1892)
"... we naturally look for forms with limbs which approach nearest the batrachian type, and in which median fins are feeble or wanting. ..."

4. The Principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen (1854)
"... serves to distinguish the most fish-like batrachian from the protopterus and lepidosiren, which are the most reptile-like of fishes. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1865)
"... a new batrachian from the Coal Measures. BY PROF. EDW. I). COPE. The recent additions to our knowledge of the air-breathing vertebrates of the ..."

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