Definition of Anura in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnjʊərə/

plural noun

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 (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 (plural), from an-1 'without' + Greek oura 'tail'.

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