[ plee-see-uh-sawr ]
/ ˈpli si əˌsɔr /
any marine reptile of the extinct genus Plesiosaurus, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a small head, a long neck, four paddlelike limbs, and a short tail.
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Origin of plesiosaur
OTHER WORDS FROM plesiosaurple·si·o·sau·roid, adjective
Words nearby plesiosaur
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British Dictionary definitions for plesiosaur
/ (ˈpliːsɪəˌsɔː) /
Word Origin for plesiosaur
C19: from New Latin plēsiosaurus, from Greek plēsios near + sauros a lizard
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Scientific definitions for plesiosaur
[ plē′sē-ə-sôr′ ]
Any of various large, extinct marine reptiles of the genus Plesiosaurus and related genera of the Mesozoic Era. Most plesiosaurs had a small head on a long neck and a broad body with paddlelike limbs; one group had a large head on a short neck. The exact relationship between plesiosaurs and other reptiles is not known.
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