Definition of Salientia in US English:

Salientia

Zoology
  • another term for Anura
    • ‘The superorder Salientia (Anura) includes toads, frogs and their close fossil relatives The closest living relatives of the Salientia are the other amphibians, salamanders and caecilians.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Latin salire ‘to leap’.

Pronunciation

Salientia

/ˌsālēˈen(t)SHə/