Definition of anuran in English:

anuran

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noun

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

    Also called batrachian

    ‘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.’
    • ‘We were able to compare our results with those of an earlier model of anuran breeding behavior.’
    • ‘This is unfortunate because the skeletal reorganization experienced by anurans during metamorphosis is unparalleled among vertebrates.’

Pronunciation

anuran

/əˈno͝orən/ /əˈnʊrən/

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or denoting anurans.

    ‘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.’

Pronunciation

anuran

/əˈno͝orən/ /əˈnʊrən/