Edaphosaurus

noun

Ed·​a·​pho·​sau·​rus
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek edaphos + New Latin -saurus

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

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