Definition of salamandroid in US English:

salamandroid

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting amphibians belonging to the family Salmandridae or the suborder Salamandroidea.

    ‘absence of the cloacal glands that function in salamandroid fertilization strongly suggests external fertilization’

noun

  • An amphibian of the family Salmandridae or the suborder Salamandroidea, comprising the largest group of salamanders.

    ‘the recent description of this specimen seems to confirm the predicted presence of salamandroids in the Jurassic’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin salamandroides, or Salamandridae + -oid (sense 1).

Pronunciation

salamandroid

/ˌsæləˈmænˌdrɔɪd//ˌsaləˈmanˌdroid/