Edaphosaurus

noun Ed·a·pho·sau·rus

Definition of Edaphosaurus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Edaphosauridae) of heavy-bodied probably herbivorous late Paleozoic reptiles having a bony dorsal sail or crest resembling that characteristic of the genus Dimetrodon

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Origin and Etymology of edaphosaurus

New Latin, from Greek edaphos + New Latin -saurus


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