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phytosaur

[fahy-tuh-sawr]
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.
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Origin of phytosaur

< New Latin Phytosauria (see phyto-, -saur, -ia)
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