Definition of Sauria in English:

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Sauria

Pronunciation: /ˈsôrēə/
Zoology
Former term for Lacertilia.
Example sentences
  • However, if turtles are considered nested within Sauria, then we should regard sauropterygians as stem turtles.
  • These developments, in the Sauria, both allowed and required the quadrate to become more massive and self-supporting.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek sauros 'lizard'.

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Syllabification: Sau·ri·a

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