Sauropsida

plural noun

Sau·​rop·​si·​da
-psədə
in some especially former classifications
: a group of vertebrates comprising the reptiles and birds compare ichthyopsida , mammalia
sauropsidan
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗sədən
adjective or noun
sauropsidian
¦⸗ˌ⸗¦sidēən
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from saur- + Greek opsis appearance + New Latin -ida

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“Sauropsida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sauropsida. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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