salientian

salientian
adj. & n. = ANURAN.
Etymology: mod.L Salientia (as SALIENT)

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  • salientian — [sā΄lē en′shē ən, sā΄lē en′shən] n., adj. [< ModL Salientia (< L saliens: see SALIENT) + AN] ANURAN …   English World dictionary

  • salientian — /say lee en sheuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the superorder Salientia, comprising the frogs and toads (order Anura) and extinct species. n. 2. a salientian amphibian. [1945 50; < NL Salienti(a) (L: neut. pl. of saliens; see SALIENT) +… …   Universalium

  • salientian — 1. noun Any amphibian of the order Salientia; the frogs and toads (normally within Anura or Batrachia) 2. adjective Of or pertaining to these animals …   Wiktionary

  • salientian — sa·li·en·tian …   English syllables

  • salientian — sa•li•en•tian [[t]ˌseɪ liˈɛn ʃən[/t]] adj. n. ram anuran • Etymology: 1945–50; < NL Salienti(a) (L: neut. pl. of saliēns; see salient) + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • salientian — /seɪliˈɛnʃiən/ (say saylee ensheeuhn) adjective, noun → anuran. {New Latin Salienti(a) (from Latin salīre leap) + an} …  

  • an|u|ran — «uh NYUR uhn, NUR », noun, adjective. Zoology. –n. any one of a subclass of amphibians, such as the frog; a salientian. –adj. = salientian. (Cf. ↑salientian) ╂[< an without + Greek our tail + English an] …   Useful english dictionary

  • midwife toad — noun 1. similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians • Syn: ↑Alytes cisternasi • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑salientian …   Useful english dictionary

  • robber frog — noun 1. of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog s bark • Syn: ↑barking frog, ↑Hylactophryne augusti • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree frog — noun 1. arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America • Syn: ↑tree toad, ↑tree frog • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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