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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Origin and Etymology of pythonomorpha

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


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