saurian

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noun sau·ri·an \ˈsȯr-ē-ən\

Definition of saurian

  1. :  any of a suborder (Sauria) of reptiles including the lizards and in older classifications the crocodiles and various extinct forms (as the dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs) that resemble lizards

saurian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of saurian

New Latin Sauria, from New Latin saurus lizard, from Greek sauros


First Known Use: 1824


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