Definition of Pipidae

1. Noun. Tongueless frogs.




Medical Definition of Pipidae

1. A family of the order anura, distinguished by the lack of a tongue. It includes four living genera of aquatic "toads". Two of the most familiar pipids are the popularly called surinam "toad" (pipa pipa) and xenopus laevis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipidae

pipetting
pipettor
pipettors
pipevine
pipevines
pipeweed
pipework
pipeworker
pipeworkers
pipeworks
pipewort
pipewort family
pipeworts
piphat
pipidae (current term)
pipier
pipiest
pipiness
pipinesses
piping
piping bag
piping crow
piping crow-shrike
piping down
piping guan
piping hot
piping plover
pipingly
pipings

Literary usage of Pipidae

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The last belongs to the distinct family pipidae. The spade-foot toad (qv) and the tree-toads or tree-trogs (qv) belong respectively to the families ..."

2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... and pipidae are peculiar. None of these families contain more than a single genus, and only the second more than a single species ; so that it is not ..."

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