batrachia definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The order of amphibians which include the frogs and toads; the Anura. Occasionally the phrase is employed in a wider feeling as equivalent to Amphibia.
  • others:
    • previously, as in Cuvier's system of category, an order of reptiles, containing the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, etc., and coextensive aided by the modern-day class Amphibia; the amphibians, or those vertebrates which breathe to start with by gills, and then, generally, lose the gills and inhale by lungs.
    • Now, an order of Amphibia, similar to Anura (which see), containing the frogs and toads just, or those amphibians which drop the end along with the gills.
  • noun:
    • frogs, toads, tree toads

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