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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.
[From New Latin Sauria, former suborder name, from saurus, lizard, from Greek sauros.]
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1. (Animals) of, relating to, or resembling a lizard
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Sauria, a former suborder of reptiles (now called Lacertilia), which included the lizards
(Animals) a former name for lizard
[C15: from New Latin Sauria, from Greek sauros]
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sau•ri•an(ˈsɔr i ən)
1. belonging or pertaining to the Sauria, a group of reptiles orig. including the lizards, crocodiles, dinosaurs, and other reptilian types but now restricted to the lizards.n.
2. a lizard or lizardlike creature.
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A lizard or similar reptile.
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|Noun||1.||saurian - any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs|
Lacertilia, Sauria, suborder Lacertilia, suborder Sauria - true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
|Adj.||1.||saurian - of or relating to lizards|
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saurian[ˈsɔːrɪən] N → saurio m
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