plural noun
Saur·​is·​chia | \ sȯˈriskēə \

Definition of Saurischia

: an order of archosaurian reptiles comprising the saurischians

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First Known Use of Saurischia

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saurischia

New Latin, from saur- + Latin ischium hip joint + New Latin -ia

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“Saurischia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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