Definition of Anura in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈn(y)o͝orə/
1An order of tailless amphibians that comprises the frogs and toads. Also called Salientia or Batrachia.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: An·u·ra

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