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croc·o·dil·i·an

 (krŏk′ə-dĭl′ē-ən, -dĭl′yən)
n.
Any of various reptiles of the order Crocodylia (or Crocodilia), which includes the alligators, the crocodiles, the caimans, and the gharial.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the members of this order.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a crocodile.

crocodilian

(ˌkrɒkəˈdɪlɪən)
n
(Animals) any large predatory reptile of the order Crocodilia, which includes the crocodiles, alligators, and caymans. They live in or near water and have a long broad snout, powerful jaws, a four-chambered heart, and socketed teeth
adj
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Crocodilia
2. of, relating to, or resembling a crocodile

croc•o•dil•i•an

(ˌkrɒk əˈdɪl i ən)

n.
1. any large reptile of the order Crocodylia, comprising the crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gavials.
adj.
2. of, like, or pertaining to a crocodile.
[1625–35]

croc·o·dil·i·an

(krŏk′ə-dĭl′ē-ən)
Any of various large, lizard-like, meat-eating reptiles having long jaws with sharp teeth, flattened bodies and long tails, and mostly living in or near water. The crocodilians include the crocodiles, alligators, caimans (of South America), and gavial (of India).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crocodilian - extant archosaurian reptilecrocodilian - extant archosaurian reptile    
diapsid, diapsid reptile - reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
Crocodilia, Crocodylia, order Crocodilia, order Crocodylia - crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials
crocodile - large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
false gavial, Tomistoma schlegeli - crocodile of southeast Asia similar to but smaller than the gavial
gator, alligator - either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
caiman, cayman - a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
gavial, Gavialis gangeticus - large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout
Translations
crocodilien
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He was rust-colored, with a delicate, crocodilian snout.
For example, it is illegal to intentionally feed, or entice with feed, any crocodilian unless held in captivity under a permit issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) or otherwise provided.
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Live creatures visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the Siamese crocodile (among the most endangered crocodilian species); the American alligator (females of this species are serious about motherhood, standing guard for two months until their babies hatch, then taking care of them for months or even years); an African dwarf crocodile (these crocs, unlike most crocodilians, do most of their hunting on land, prowling the forest at night, far from water); and an African slender-snouted crocodile (these highly aquatic crocs live in rivers and coastal waters surrounded by dense vegetation, often basking on logs overhanging water and leaping into the pool at the first sign of danger; little is known about these secretive crocodiles in the wild).
Researchers recently discovered that alligators and related crocodilian species have a previously unknown second jaw joint that helps to distribute the extreme force of their bite, which is the most powerful of any living animal.
In Reptiles (1943), cute yet nasty crocodilian creatures march off the paper, through a mirror, and back again.
Most of the identifications, especially those of fish and crocodilian teeth are explained above, and follow standard procedure, however the pterosaur and dinosaur fossils require more justification and discussion.
We would set ourselves down in one spot under the blazing summer sun and methodically scour every inch and every pebble in our little area for mammal, crocodilian and dromaeosaur teeth.
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Webb G, Britton A (2005) Crocodile attack in Australia: An analysis of its incidence and review of the pathology and management of crocodilian attacks in general.