plural noun Stego·ce·pha·lia

Definition of Stegocephalia

in some especially former classifications

  1. :  an order or other division of Amphibia comprising all the pre-Jurassic and many later extinct typically tailed and salamandriform amphibians usually with well-developed limbs and sometimes of large size — compare labyrinthodontia, lissamphibia

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Origin and Etymology of stegocephalia

New Latin, from steg- + Greek kephalē head + New Latin -ia — more at cephalic

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a brief usually trivial fact

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