rhynchocephalian

noun
rhyn·​cho·​ce·​pha·​lian | \ ˌriŋ-kō-sə-ˈfāl-yən How to pronounce rhynchocephalian (audio) \

Definition of rhynchocephalian

: any of an order (Rhynchocephalia) of reptiles resembling lizards that includes the tuatara as the only living member

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rhynchocephalian adjective

First Known Use of rhynchocephalian

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhynchocephalian

ultimately from Greek rhynchos beak, snout + kephalē head — more at cephalic

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“Rhynchocephalian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhynchocephalian. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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