plural noun
Tem·​no·​spon·​dy·​li | \ ˌtemnōˈspändəˌlī \

Definition of Temnospondyli

in some classifications
: a suborder of Stegocephalia including parts of the orders Embolomeri and Rhachitomi and sometimes the Stereospondyli

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History and Etymology for Temnospondyli

New Latin, from Greek temnein to cut + New Latin -o- + -spondyli

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“Temnospondyli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Temnospondyli. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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