Definition of Lepidosauria

1. Noun. Diapsid reptiles: lizards; snakes; tuataras.

Exact synonyms: Subclass Lepidosauria
Group relationships: Class Reptilia, Reptilia
Member holonyms: Order Rhynchocephalia, Rhynchocephalia, Order Squamata, Squamata
Generic synonyms: Class



Definition of Lepidosauria

1. n. pl. A division of reptiles, including the serpents and lizards; the Plagiotremata.

Medical Definition of Lepidosauria

1. A division of reptiles, including the serpents and lizards; the Plagiotremata. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, a scale + a lizard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lepidosauria

lepidophobia
lepidopter
lepidopteran
lepidopterans
lepidopterist
lepidopterists
lepidopterits
lepidopterology
lepidopteron
lepidopterous
lepidopterous insect
lepidopters
lepidoptery
lepidosaur
lepidosauria
lepidosauromorph
lepidosauromorphs
lepidosaurs
lepidosiren
lepidosirens
lepidosis
lepidote
lepidoted
lepidotes
lepidotrichia
lepiota
lepiotoid
lepirudin
lepisma

Literary usage of Lepidosauria

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

1. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"The names Squamata and Lepidosauria refer to the scaly condition of the skin. The corium forms flattened papilla which resemble the scales of fishes in that ..."

2. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1904)
"The relationships of the chief groups of the Squamata may be expressed as follows: Order Squamata (Lepidosauria). Suborder Sauria(Lacertilia). ..."

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