Saurian definition

sôrē-ən
A lizard or similar reptile.
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A reptile of the suborder Sauria; a lizard.
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Pertaining to the Sauria.
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Resembling a lizard.
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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.
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Of, or having the characteristics of, lizards.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
saurian
Plural:
saurians

Origin of saurian

  • From New Latin Sauria former suborder name from saurus lizard from Greek sauros

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin *saurianus, from Ancient Greek σαύρα (saura, “lizard")

    From Wiktionary