Batrachian Ba*tra"chi*an, a. (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the Batrachia. -- n. One of the Batrachia. [1913 Webster]

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  • batrachian — [bə trā′kē ən] adj. [< ModL Batrachia (former group name) < Gr batracheios, relating to frogs < batrachos, frog] of, like, or concerning frogs and toads n. a frog or toad …   English World dictionary

  • batrachian — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek batrachos frog Date: circa 1828 amphibian 1; especially frog, toad • batrachian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • batrachian — 1. noun /bəˈtreɪkɪən/ A frog or toad. , 1976: The warmth of his defence of the toad led me to suspect uneasily that a close search of his quarters would pretty certainly reveal a comfortable vivarium somewhere, bursting with the little… …   Wiktionary

  • batrachian — /beuh tray kee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group comprising the amphibians, and sometimes restricted to the salientians. n. 2. an amphibian, esp. a salientian. [1825 35; < NL Batrachi(a) ( < Gk bátrach(os)… …   Universalium

  • batrachian — Synonyms and related words: amphibian, anguine, bullfrog, colubriform, crawling, creeping, croaker, crocodilian, frog, froggy, hoppytoad, hoptoad, lizardlike, newt, ophidian, paddock, polliwog, repent, reptant, reptile, reptilelike, reptilian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • batrachian — ba·tra·chi·an || bÉ™ treɪkjÉ™n n. creature which belongs to the family of amphibians (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • batrachian — [bə treɪkɪən] noun & adjective another term for anuran. Origin from mod. L. Batrachia, from Gk batrakhos frog …   English new terms dictionary

  • batrachian — ba·tra·chi·an …   English syllables

  • batrachian — ba•tra•chi•an [[t]bəˈtreɪ ki ən[/t]] adj. 1) ivt of or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group name for frogs and toads 2) a frog or toad • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL Batrachi(a) (< Gk bátrach(os) frog + NL ia+ an I …   From formal English to slang

  • batrachian — /bəˈtreɪkiən/ (say buh traykeeuhn) Zoology –adjective 1. of or relating to the Batrachia, a term formerly applied to the Amphibia, though sometimes restricted to the frogs and toads. –noun 2. an amphibian, especially a frog or toad. {Greek… …  

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