ichthyopterygian love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Ichthyopterygia; ichthyosaurian.
  • noun One of the Ichthyopterygia; an ichthyosaur.


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  • "a. adj. Belonging to the Ichthyopterygia, an order of extinct marine reptiles in Owen's classification (1860, Palæont. 198-9), so named from the paddle- or fin-like character of the digits of the fore and hind limbs, the type of which is the ichthyosaurus; ichthyosaurian. b. n. A reptile of this order; an ichthyosaurian." (OED)

    September 5, 2008