Definition of Saurian

1. Noun. Any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs.

Generic synonyms: Diapsid, Diapsid Reptile
Group relationships: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria
Specialized synonyms: Lizard



2. Adjective. Of or relating to lizards.
Exact synonyms: Lacertilian
Derivative terms: Lacertilia, Sauria
Partainyms: Lizard, Lizard

Definition of Saurian

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, the Sauria.

Definition of Saurian

1. Noun. A reptile of the suborder ''Sauria''; a lizard. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the Sauria. ¹

3. Adjective. Resembling a lizard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saurian

1. any of a suborder of reptiles [n -S]

Medical Definition of Saurian

1. Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, the Sauria. One of the Sauria. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saurian

sauns
saunt
saunted
saunter
sauntered
saunterer
saunterers
sauntering
saunteringly
saunters
saunting
saunts
saurel
saurels
sauria
saurian (current term)
saurians
sauriasis
sauriderma
sauries
saurioid
sauriosis
saurischian
saurischian dinosaur
saurischians
saurobatrachia
sauroderma
saurognathous
sauroid
sauroidichnite

Literary usage of Saurian

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

1. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1835)
"Discovery of saurian Bones in the Magnesian Conglomerate near Bristol.—Although some of the earliest noticed saurian remains were the fossil Monitors of ..."

2. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1888)
"PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION OF A NEW OR LITTLE KNOWN saurian FROM THE BENTON OF KANSAS. ... The saurian here described was found in Osborne county, Kansas, ..."

3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1835)
"Although some of the earliest noticed saurian remains were the fossil Monitors of Thuringia, discovered in the Continental equivalents of our magnesian ..."

4. The Geology of the South-east of England by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1833)
"IT is my object, in the observations which I have the honour to address to the Society, to give an account of the saurian remains which have been discovered ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"50. Fossils of Dudley, C. Ketley on the Silurian, (B. Fox (Kt.'v. W.) on a new "Wealden saurian named Polacanthus, 5<j. ..."

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