Definition of Pipidae
1. Noun. Tongueless frogs.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Family
Group relationships: Anura, Batrachia, Order Anura, Order Batrachia, Order Salientia, Salientia
Member holonyms: Tongueless Frog, Genus Pipa, Pipa, Genus Xenopus, Xenopus
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
Literary usage of Pipidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."