Origin of saurian; from sauro- + -ian
of, or having the characteristics of, lizards
Any of various vertebrates of the group Sauria, which includes most of the diapsids, such as the dinosaurs, lizards, snakes, crocodilians, and birds. Sauria was formerly a suborder consisting of the lizards.
Origin of saurianFrom New Latin Sauria, former suborder name, from saurus, lizard, from Greek sauros.
(comparative more saurian, superlative most saurian)
- Pertaining to the Sauria.
- Resembling a lizard.
Late Latin *saurianus, from Ancient Greek σαύρα (saura, “lizard”)