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frog

(frog),
1. An amphibian in the order Anura, which includes the toads; the commonest frog genera are Rana (grass frogs) and Hyla (tree frogs).
2. In veterinary medicine, the spongy triangular cushion on the sole of the horse hoof that helps to absorb the shock of impact.
[A.S. frogge]

frog

(frôg, frŏg)
n.
1.
a. Any of numerous tailless aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial amphibians of the order Anura, characteristically having a short vertebral column, a large head, long hind legs used for leaping, and a tadpole stage as larvae.
b. Any of various usually aquatic members of this order having smoother skin and longer hind legs than the toads.
2. A wedge-shaped, horny prominence in the sole of a horse's hoof.
3. Informal Hoarseness or phlegm in the throat.
French ROtoblator Group Study

frog

see ANURAN.

frog

1. amphibious, poikilothermic animal. See also rana.
2. v-shaped pad of soft horn between the bars on the sole of the horse's hoof.

frog legs
bryophyllumtubiflorum.
frog-leg position
one of the positions used when x-raying dogs for hip dysplasia. The dog is in dorsal recumbency and the hindlegs are held in a fully flexed, abducted position.
leopard frog
member of the animal order Anura of the class Amphibia. Called also Rana pipiens.
frog mouth
frog pad
leather pad nailed onto horse hoof above the shoe to protect the frog.
frog posture
the hindlimbs trail behind in a recumbent animal that scrambles forwards with the front limbs. Characteristic of bilateral hip luxation and compression of the lumbar spinal cord.
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This new frog is one of only 10 or 12 species that has evolved internal fertilization, and of those, it is the only one that gives birth to tadpoles, as opposed to froglets or laying fertilized eggs.
Grazed grasslands contained shallow pools of water that held water most of the summer, and froglets were abundant in and around such pools, especially in July.
In the rainforest lives a strange collection of miniature animals - from Pudu, the world's smallest family of deer (a fawn sits comfortably in a human hand), to the 20mm long Darwin's Frog, with newborn froglets the size of a little fingernail.
In the forests live a strange collection of miniature animals - from pudu, the world's smallest deer (a fawn sits comfortably in a human hand), to the 1in Darwin's frog, which has froglets the size of a little fingernail.
The Clangers (above) were lovable pink aliens who talked in whistles, drank soup and had friends such as the Iron Chicken and Froglets.
In the forests live a strange collection of miniature animals - from pudu, the world's smallest deer (a fawn sits comfortably in a human hand), to the 2cm Darwin's Frog, which has froglets the size of a little fingernail.
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