Allognathosuchus

noun

Al·​lo·​gnath·​o·​su·​chus
ˌaləˌnathəˈsükəs,
ˌaˌlägˌn-
: a genus of Eocene crocodilians sometimes regarded as ancestral to the true alligators

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from all- + gnath- + -suchus (irregular from Greek sychnos long, large)

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allognathosuchus was in 1921

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“Allognathosuchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allognathosuchus. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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