Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or relating to the saurians.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like or pertaining to the saurians.
  • adj. Resembling a saurian superficially.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a saurian in general; having characters of or some affinity with reptiles; reptilian; sauropsidan, as a vertebrate; pertaining to the Sauroidei, as a fish.
  • n. One of a family of ganoid fishes including the lepidosteids and various extinct forms; a member of the Sauroidei: as, “the sauroids and sharks,”
  • n. A member of the Sauropsida.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek σαύρα (saura, "lizard") + -oid. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sulu had never seen a Gorn except from the air, and he tried to keep himself from staring too openly at the sauroid aliens.

    The Janus Gate: Future Imperfect

  • The sauroid fishes of the past geological ages are an example of this kind.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • Thus, "among reptiles, the tortoises seem to have borrowed from birds some of their characteristic features of organisation; and among the sauroid fishes the piscine type seems to have been influenced by the type from which reptiles are derived" (p. 479).

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Connecticut footsteps were made by very ornithic reptiles, or extremely sauroid birds.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • It is supposed that this harmless sauroid extends this frill to frighten away its enemies; as old ladies, who can preserve their presence of mind in the neighbourhood of a bull, open their umbrella to frighten it into an opposite direction.

    How to See the British Museum in Four Visits

  • Some of the fishes are of a sauroid character, that is, partake of the nature of the lizard, a genus of the reptilia, a land class of animals, so that we may be said here to have the first approach to a kind of animals calculated to breathe the atmosphere.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • The beds of chalk which contain two of these sauroid fishes and gigantic reptiles, and a whole extinct world of corals and muscles, have been proved by Ehrenberg's beautiful discoveries to consist of microscopic Polythalamia, many of which still exist in our seas, and in the middle latitudes of the

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • Needless to say, they are losing the war against the sauroid aliens, the Posleen.

    SFFaudio

  • Around the third mission you get in over your head, your co-pilot is killed by the evil Dark Jedi Desaan (who comically looks like a purple dinosaur, slightly reducing his threat value) and you end up re-embracing the ways of the Force to kick his sauroid ass across the Galaxy, although not until a scarily dead-eyed Luke Skywalker runs you through his Jedi Assault Course to test out your powers, which takes about three minutes (I was a bit hazy on the logic behind this part, but okay).

    Star Wars: Jedi Outcast

  • Standard procedure in country where a hungry sauroid or whatever might happen by Nothing could've entered unbeknownst. "

    The Queen of Air and Darkness

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