Definition of Anura in English:


Syllabification: An·u·ra
Pronunciation: /əˈn(y)o͝orə
  • 1An order of tailless amphibians that comprises the frogs and toads. Also called Salientia or Batrachia.
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    • Of three possible histories, the only one that has not been seriously considered is an Anura (frogs and toads) - Gymnophiona sister relationship, with Caudata sister to that group.
    • Frogs and toads make up the order Anura, which is part of the vertebrate class Amphibia.
    • Until recently, study of the motor control of amphibian feeding was limited to a few model taxa, for example the genera Bufo and Rana representing the Anura, and salamanders of the genus Ambystoma representing the Caudata.
  • 1.1 (as plural noun anura) Amphibians of the order Anura; frogs and toads.
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    • The living Anura are typically divided into three suborders.
    • The Anura are remarkable for the total absence of teeth in the mandibles in all but one or two genera.
    • The toxic epidermis of some Anura when impacted into a bite wound via teeth & saliva can likely create these reactions.


modern Latin, from an-1 + Greek oura 'tail'.

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