Placodontia

plural noun
Plac·​o·​don·​tia

Definition of Placodontia 

: a suborder of Sauropterygia that is sometimes regarded as a separate order and that comprises armored Triassic reptiles resembling the turtles in many respects — see placodus

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Other Words from Placodontia

placodontian \¦⸗⸗¦dänch(ē)ən \ adjective

History and Etymology for Placodontia

New Latin, from Placodont-, Placodus, genus of reptiles + -ia

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