Definition of false gharial in English:

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false gharial

Pronunciation: /ˌfôls ˈɡerēəl/

Entry from US English dictionary


A rare, narrow-snouted crocodile that resembles the gharial, native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Tomistoma schlegelii, family Crocodylidae.
Example sentences
  • The outstanding questions in crocodylian phylogeny is the position of the false gharials, Tomistoma and its allies.
  • The false gharial is usually found to have an affinity with the family Crocodylidae.
  • False gharials, more accurately known as tomistomas, are some of the most unusual and little known of the crocodilians.

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Syllabification: false gha·ri·al

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