Definition of Triturus

1. Noun. Chiefly aquatic salamanders.

Exact synonyms: Genus Triturus
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Family Salamandridae, Salamandridae
Member holonyms: Common Newt, Triturus Vulgaris



Medical Definition of Triturus

1. A genus of aquatic newts in the salamandridae family. During breeding season many triturus males have a dorsal crest which also serves as an accessory respiratory organ. One of the common triturus species is triturus cristatus (crested newt). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triturus

tritriacontanoic
tritriacontanoic acid
tritrichomonas
tritrichomonas foetus
trits
tritubercular
triturable
triturate
triturated
triturates
triturating
trituration
triturations
triturator
triturators
triturus (current term)
trityl
tritylene
trityls
tritæus
triulose
triumph
triumphal
triumphal arch
triumphal arches
triumphalism
triumphalisms
triumphalist
triumphalistic
triumphalists

Literary usage of Triturus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society by Buffalo Historical Society, Albert Bigelow, Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.) (1910)
"At Clyde I picked from under a log a triturus miniata, so named by Mr. Rafinesque, ... The genus triturus consists of salamanders with tail flattened and ..."

2. The Holland Land Co., and Canal Construction, in Western New York: Buffalo by William Leete Stone, George William Clinton, Frank Hayward Severance (1910)
"At Clyde I picked from under a log a triturus miniata, so named by Mr. Rafinesque, ... The genus triturus consists of salamanders with tail flattened and ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"I quote part of his description, (p. 418): "HIe Classe. Reptiles * * * * 7. Necturus (Batracien) Different des genres Salamandra, triturus (Triton, Laur. ..."

4. The Batrachia of North America by Edward Drinker Cope (1889)
"... the name triturus makes it synonymous with the Triton of Laurenti, and all subsequent uses of the name, even by the same author, must yield to this one. ..."

5. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"The question is immaterial, however, since Molge is a strict synonym of triturus, Rafinesque (1815), both the latter names being assuredly only substitute ..."

6. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphibia in the Collection of the British by John Edward Gray (1850)
"Stellio Say, Amer. Jour. Set. i. 264. (not Catesby.) triturus miniatus Rafin. Ann. of Nat. n. 24. 1820. Sal. symmetrica Harlan, Jour. Acad. ..."

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