plural noun Meso·su·chia

Definition of Mesosuchia

in some classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Loricata comprising variable and more or less archaic reptiles of the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous


adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of mesosuchia

New Latin, from mes- + Greek souchos crocodile + New Latin -ia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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