Definition of Plesiosaur

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



Definition of Plesiosaur

1. n. One of the Plesiosauria.

Definition of Plesiosaur

1. Noun. Any of several extinct marine reptiles, of the order ''Plesiosauria'', from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plesiosaur

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Plesiosaur

1. One of the Plesiosauria. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plesiosaur

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plesio-
plesiochronous
plesiomonas
plesiomorph
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plesiomorphy
plesiosaur (current term)
plesiosauria
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plesiosaurians
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plesiosaurus
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pless-
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plessimeter
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Literary usage of Plesiosaur

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

1. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1854)
"... of the Lias—Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur—Marine Reptile of the Galapagos Islands—Sudden destruction and burial of fossil animals in Lias—Fluvio-marine ..."

2. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1857)
"... of the Lias—Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur —Marina Reptile of the Galapagos Islands—Sudden destruction and burial of fossil animals in ..."

3. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"... a New Cretaceous plesiosaur 141 Wood, Reference to Dr. Ruth G 281, 300 Worm 167 Xanthina ... plesiosaur ..."

4. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"... of the Lias—Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur—Marine Reptile of the Galapagos Islands—Sudden destruction and burial of fossil animals in Lias—Fluvio-marine ..."

5. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1854)
"... of the Lias—Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur—Marine Reptile of the Galapagos Islands—Sudden destruction and burial of fossil animals in Lias—Fluvio-marine ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1857)
"... of the Lias—Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur —Marina Reptile of the Galapagos Islands—Sudden destruction and burial of fossil animals in ..."

7. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"... a New Cretaceous plesiosaur 141 Wood, Reference to Dr. Ruth G 281, 300 Worm 167 Xanthina ... plesiosaur ..."

8. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"... of the Lias—Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur—Marine Reptile of the Galapagos Islands—Sudden destruction and burial of fossil animals in Lias—Fluvio-marine ..."

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