Pythonomorpha

plural noun
Py·​thono·​mor·​pha | \ (ˌ)pīˌthänəˈmȯrfə, ˌpīthən- \

Definition of Pythonomorpha

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

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History and Etymology for Pythonomorpha

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

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“Pythonomorpha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythonomorpha. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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