• WordNet 3.6
    • n Batrachia frogs, toads, tree toads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Batrachia (Zoöl) The order of amphibians which includes the frogs and toads; the Anura. Sometimes the word is used in a wider sense as equivalent to Amphibia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • batrachia Formerly, as in Cuvier's system of classification, an order of reptiles, containing the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, etc., and coextensive with the modern class Amphibia; the amphibians, or those vertebrates which breathe at first by gills, and then, generally, lose the gills and breathe by lungs.
    • batrachia Now, an order of Amphibia, synonymous with Anura (which see), containing the frogs and toads only, or those amphibians which lose the tail as well as the gills. The leading families are the Pipidæ, or Surinam toads; the Ranidæ, frogs; the Bufonidæ, ordinary toads; and the Hylidæ, tree-frogs. See cut under Anura.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Batrachia ba-trā′ki-a the order of reptiles which includes the frogs
    • adj Batrachia and n. Batrā′chian
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. batra`cheios belonging to a frog, fr. ba`trachos frog


In literature:

BATRACHIA, regeneration of lost parts in, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Most gilled batrachia live in North America.
"Was Man Created?" by Henry A. Mott
Guenther, Catalogue Batrachia Salientia Brit.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León
Class IV of the Vertebrata comprises the Batrachia.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
No fossil remains of mailed Batrachia are known during the whole of the subsequent periods.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg