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  • n. Any of several extinct marine reptiles, of the order Nothosauroidea, from the Triassic period

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An extinct marine reptile with longer more slender limbs than plesiosaurs and less completely modified for swimming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reptile of the family Nothosaurid√¶.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extinct marine reptile with longer more slender limbs than plesiosaurs and less completely modified for swimming

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  • "a reptile with flipper-like limbs that lived both on land and in the water." (enchantedlearning.com)

    Edit: The Wikipedia page is far more informative (no surprise there).

    August 29, 2008