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rhynchocephalian

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the Rhynchocephalia, an order of mostly extinct lizardlike reptiles that includes the tuatara.
  • n. A rhynchocephalian reptile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a group of extinct reptiles of the order Rhynchocephalia

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Rhynchocephalia, or having their characters: as, a rhynchocephalian type of structure; a rhynchocephalian lizard.
  • n. A member of the Rhynchocephalia.

Etymologies

From New Latin Rhynchocephalia, order name : Greek rhunkhos, beak + Greek kephalē, head; see cephalic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A new rhynchocephalian reptile from the Jurassic of Wyoming, with notes on the fauna of "Quarry 9."

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