Definition of Archosaurian

1. Noun. Extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to reptiles of the subclass Archosauria.
Derivative terms: Archosaur
Partainyms: Archosauria

Definition of Archosaurian

1. Noun. archosaur. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Archosaurian

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archosaurian

archmurderer
archmurderers
archnemeses
archnemesis
archness
archnesses
archo-
archon
archons
archonship
archonships
archontate
archontes
archonts
archosaur
archosaurian (current term)
archosaurian reptile
archosaurians
archosauromorph
archosauromorphs
archosaurs
archpirate
archprelate
archprelates
archpresbyter
archpresbyteries
archpresbyters
archpresbytery
archpriest
archpriests

Literary usage of Archosaurian

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1889)
"... of the quadrato]ugal, and the supra- temporal or mastoid of the Squamata the homologue of the squamosal of the archosaurian branch, is the correct one. ..."

2. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"... amount of discussion ; almost the ' absolutely sure ground that we can feel being the association of : three orders forming the archosaurian branch. ..."

3. A Manual of Palæontology, for the Use of Students: With a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"... almost the only absolutely sure ground that we can feel being the association of the three orders forming the archosaurian branch. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"He believed that this group is an unnatural one, and is made up of three special groups of archosaurian reptiles which have no close relation to one another ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"... with the exoccipital in the whole archosaurian branch of Reptiles containing the Crocodilia, ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1895)
"... while it is wanting in most or all of the archosaurian series, and in the Squamata. Whether the element I have referred to in the genus ..."

7. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1891)
"... Dinosauria is an unnatural one, which is composed of three special groups of archosaurian reptiles, without any close relation between each other. ..."

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