plural noun

in some classifications
: a suborder of Squamata or other group of large marine reptiles of the Cretaceous of North America and Europe having a long snakelike scaly body, a head like that of a lizard with strong recurved teeth, and two pairs of paddle-shaped limbs

Word History


New Latin, from Latin Python, monstrous serpent killed by Apollo + New Latin -morpha

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“Pythonomorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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