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Any of various reptiles of the order Crocodylia (or Crocodilia), which includes the alligators, the crocodiles, the caimans, and the gharial.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the members of this order.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a crocodile.
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(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
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Crocodilia
2. of, relating to, or resembling a crocodile
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croc•o•dil•i•an(ˌkrɒk əˈdɪl i ən)
1. any large reptile of the order Crocodylia, comprising the crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gavials.adj.
2. of, like, or pertaining to a crocodile.
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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).
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|Noun||1.||crocodilian - extant archosaurian reptile |
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
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