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 (ə-no͝or′ən, ə-nyo͝or′-)
An amphibian of the order Anura; a frog or toad.

[From New Latin Anūra, order of frogs and toads : a- + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

a·nu′ran adj.


(Animals) any of the vertebrates of the order Anura (or Salientia), characterized by absence of a tail and very long hind legs specialized for hopping: class Amphibia (amphibians). The group includes the frogs and toads
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Anura
French name: salientian
[C20: from New Latin Anura, from an- + Greek oura tail]


(əˈnʊər ən, əˈnyʊər-)

1. any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Anura.
[< New Latin Anur(a) (an- an-1 + Greek ourá tail) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anuran - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leapinganuran - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
leptodactylid, leptodactylid frog - toothed frogs: terrestrial or aquatic or arboreal
robber frog - small terrestrial frog of tropical America
barking frog, Hylactophryne augusti, robber frog - of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog's bark
crapaud, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, South American bullfrog - large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
tree frog, tree-frog - any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes
Ascaphus trui, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed frog, tailed toad - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ
Liopelma hamiltoni - primitive New Zealand frog with four unwebbed toes on forefeet and five on hind feet
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
Alytes obstetricans, obstetrical toad, midwife toad - European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch
Alytes cisternasi, midwife toad - similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians
Bombina bombina, fire-bellied toad - toad of central and eastern Europe having red or orange patches mixed with black on its underside
spadefoot, spadefoot toad - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
Gastrophryne olivacea, western narrow-mouthed toad - small secretive toad with smooth tough skin of central and western North America
eastern narrow-mouthed toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis - small toad of southeastern United States
sheep frog - mostly of Central America
tongueless frog - almost completely aquatic frog native to Africa and Panama and northern South America
South American poison toad - a South American toad
Adj.1.anuran - relating to frogs and toadsanuran - relating to frogs and toads    
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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