Sauropterygia

plural noun Sau·rop·te·ryg·ia \sȯˌräptəˈrijēə\

Definition of Sauropterygia

  1. :  an order of Reptilia comprising forms more or less completely adapted to a marine environment and usually including the suborders Nothosauria and Plesiosauria

sauropterygian

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of sauropterygia

New Latin, from saur- + pteryg- + -ia


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