Definition of Plesiosaurus

1. Noun. Extinct marine reptile with a small head on a long neck a short tail and four paddle-shaped limbs; of the Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Exact synonyms: Plesiosaur
Generic synonyms: Archosaur, Archosaurian, Archosaurian Reptile
Group relationships: Genus Plesiosaurus



Definition of Plesiosaurus

1. n. A genus of large extinct marine reptiles, having a very long neck, a small head, and paddles for swimming. It lived in the Mesozoic age.

Medical Definition of Plesiosaurus

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr near + a lizard. A genus of large extinct marine reptiles, having a very long neck, a small head, and paddles for swimming. It lived in the Mesozoic age. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plesiosaurus

plesiochronous
plesiomonas
plesiomorph
plesiomorphic
plesiomorphically
plesiomorphies
plesiomorphism
plesiomorphous
plesiomorphs
plesiomorphy
plesiosaur
plesiosauria
plesiosaurian
plesiosaurians
plesiosaurs
plesiosaurus (current term)
plesiotype
pless-
plessesthesia
plessimeter
plessimeters
plessimetric
plessite
plessites
plessor
plessors
plestor
plestors
plethodont
plethodontid

Literary usage of Plesiosaurus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1836)
"A nearly entire and unique skeleton of plesiosaurus ... Ventral portion of the ribs of the plesiosaurus, figured in PI. 17. See VI p. 208. (Original. ..."

2. Geology and revelation: or The ancient history of the earth, considered in by Gerald Molloy (1873)
"Dr. Buckland tells us that in the plesiosaurus ... The habits and character of the plesiosaurus have been thus sketched out by Mr. Conybeare:—"That it was ..."

3. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as by Francis Henry Egerton Bridgewater (1836)
"A nearly entire and unique skeleton of plesiosaurus ... Ventral portion of the ribs of the plesiosaurus, figured in PI. 17. See VI p. 208. (Original. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"The plesiosaurus, with a more extensive geological range through the Jurassic or oolitic series, has left representatives of its genus in those mesozoic ..."

5. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames by John Phillips (1871)
"371 Caudal Vertebra of plesiosaurus valid us (four views) .. 372 Cervical Vertebra of ... 374 Cervical Vertebra of plesiosaurus carinatus (two views) . ..."

6. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"XLIX ON A NEW SPECIES OF plesiosaurus FROM STREET, NEAR GLASTONBURY ... THE locality where the plesiosaurus, which forms the subject of the present brief ..."

7. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"Genus plesiosaurus.—The discovery of this genus forms one of the most important additions that geology has made to comparative anatomy. ..."

8. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"There can be little doubt that the plesiosaurus could dive and fly through the water with great rapidity. Its general shape and that of its flippers or ..."

9. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1836)
"A nearly entire and unique skeleton of plesiosaurus ... Ventral portion of the ribs of the plesiosaurus, figured in PI. 17. See VI p. 208. (Original. ..."

10. Geology and revelation: or The ancient history of the earth, considered in by Gerald Molloy (1873)
"Dr. Buckland tells us that in the plesiosaurus ... The habits and character of the plesiosaurus have been thus sketched out by Mr. Conybeare:—"That it was ..."

11. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as by Francis Henry Egerton Bridgewater (1836)
"A nearly entire and unique skeleton of plesiosaurus ... Ventral portion of the ribs of the plesiosaurus, figured in PI. 17. See VI p. 208. (Original. ..."

12. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"The plesiosaurus, with a more extensive geological range through the Jurassic or oolitic series, has left representatives of its genus in those mesozoic ..."

13. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames by John Phillips (1871)
"371 Caudal Vertebra of plesiosaurus valid us (four views) .. 372 Cervical Vertebra of ... 374 Cervical Vertebra of plesiosaurus carinatus (two views) . ..."

14. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"XLIX ON A NEW SPECIES OF plesiosaurus FROM STREET, NEAR GLASTONBURY ... THE locality where the plesiosaurus, which forms the subject of the present brief ..."

15. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"Genus plesiosaurus.—The discovery of this genus forms one of the most important additions that geology has made to comparative anatomy. ..."

16. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"There can be little doubt that the plesiosaurus could dive and fly through the water with great rapidity. Its general shape and that of its flippers or ..."

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