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phytosaur

[fahy-tuh-sawr] /ˈfaɪ təˌsɔr/
noun
1.
any armored, semiaquatic reptile of the extinct order Phytosauria, of the Mesozoic Era, resembling the crocodile but unrelated, having the nostrils high on the snout and with well-developed hind limbs suggestive of bipedal ancestors.
Origin of phytosaur
< New Latin Phytosauria (see phyto-, -saur, -ia)
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