Definition of Anuran

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: Batrachian, Salientian
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Partainyms: Anura, Batrachia, Salientia
Derivative terms: Batrachian, Salientia

Definition of Anuran

1. Noun. Any animal of the order ''Anura''. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the order ''Anura''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anuran

1. a frog or toad [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anuran

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

Literary usage of Anuran

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1. A Course in Vertebrate Zo├Âlogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1905)
"... AN anuran AMPHIBIAN. THE FROG The Anura are the tailless Amphibia and include the frogs and toads. The 'following descriptions will enable the student ..."

2. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"(2) anuran larvae from which the thyroid gland had been removed at its ... (5) anuran metamorphosis depends upon the amount of iodine secured by the larvae; ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Its horny jaw-sheaths might be compared to those of the anuran tadpole, and it might be regarded as showing the way by which the anuran became ..."

4. North American Anura: Life-histories of the Anura of Ithaca, New York by Albert Hazen Wright (1914)
"Usually, with most of the anuran species, mated pairs captured in the field ... We have no records of abnormal embraces with other than anuran forms, ..."

5. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"In the larvae of other Amphibia which lose the gills, they are more or less lobed, or dendriform, as a rule. In the anuran ..."

6. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"We saw them primarily in the vicinity of major anuran choruses, and most often during the brief temporary pond anuran breeding season. ..."

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