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anuran Line breaks: anur¦an
Pronunciation: /əˈnjʊər(ə)n/

Definition of anuran in English:


A tailless amphibian of the order Anura; a frog or toad.
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.


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Relating to or denoting anurans.
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.
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