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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An order of reptiles including the crocodiles, gavials, alligators, and many extinct kinds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of Reptilia, formerly included with Lacertilia in Sauria, now separated as the highest existing reptiles.

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

  • n. crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials

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Examples

  • The blind end of the large intestine, cephalad to the opening of the small intestine, projects forward, dorsal to the gizzard, as a sort of caecum, _ce_, though this structure is generally stated to be wanting in the crocodilia, and is not seen in the next stage.

    Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator

  • Pakasuchus is a distant relative of animals from the reptile order crocodilia.

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