plesiosaur[plē′sē ə sôr′]
Origin: from Modern Latin Plesiosaurus from Glassical Greek plēsios, close, near, akin to pelos, near (prob. from Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to push from source felt, Classical Latin pellere, to drive) plush -saur
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
also ple·si·o·sau·rusnoun pl. ple·si·o·saurs also ple·si·o·saur·i
Origin: New Latin Plēsiosaurus, type genus : Greek plēsios, near to; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots + Greek sauros, lizard.
plesiosaur - Science Definition
Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.