Definition of anuran in English:


Syllabification: an·u·ran
Pronunciation: /əˈn(y)o͝orən


  • A tailless amphibian of the order Anura; a frog or toad.
    More example sentences
    • The larva probably possessed the scraping mouth parts and the branchial filter seen in most extant anuran larvae, and likewise probably also pumped water rhythmically.
    • From 1996 to 1998, I collected tadpoles of 13 anuran species from eastern North America.
    • For example anuran tadpoles cannot disperse from their natal pond during development.


Back to top  
  • Relating to or denoting anurans.
    More example sentences
    • Little information exists on rates of lymph flow through the anuran lymphatic system.
    • Most of the anuran saccular volume is filled with a viscous suspension of calcium carbonate crystals.
    • As in other vertebrates, the anuran auditory system is susceptible to noise masking.

More definitions of anuran

Definition of anuran in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea