Definition of Ranidae
1. Noun. A family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Family
Group relationships: Anura, Batrachia, Order Anura, Order Batrachia, Order Salientia, Salientia
Member holonyms: Genus Rana, Rana, Ranid, True Frog
Medical Definition of Ranidae
1. The family of true frogs of the order anura. The family occurs worldwide except in antarctica. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ranidae
Literary usage of Ranidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The tree-frogs, Hylidae, with which the arboreal ranidae were formerly ... The family ranidae embraces a large number of genera, some of which are very ..."
2. The Frog Book: North American Toads and Frogs, with a Study of the Habits by Mary Cynthia Dickerson (1906)
"The most complex colouration is possessed by the Hylidae and ranidae. ... Many Hylidae and ranidae have bright colours on portions ..."
3. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1886)
"About 250 species of ranidae are known, of which alone 110 belong to the genus Капа. Though ... Very few ranidae live either in South America or Australia, ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"... the same range in the configuration of the omo- and meta-sternum. In fact, young ranidae, before the ..."
5. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"... as the ranidae do in the northern continents ... from the ranidae. The whole family is ill-defined, being specialized in a great many directions. ..."