crocodilian[kräk′ə dil′ē ən]
crocodilian definition by Webster's New World
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- of or like a crocodile
- of an order (Crocodylia) of reptiles including the crocodile, alligator, caiman, and gavial
any reptile of this order
crocodilian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of various reptiles of the order Crocodylia, which includes the alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and gavials.adjective
- Of, relating to, or resembling a crocodile.
- Belonging to the order Crocodylia.
crocodilian - Science Definition
Any of various semiaquatic reptiles of the order Crocodilia, including the alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and gavials. Crocodilians are squat, massive, and lizardlike, with long, powerful jaws, long, heavy tails, short legs, and thick, plated skin. Like dinosaurs, crocodilians are archosaurs, and their closest modern relatives are the birds.