Definition of Sauria in English:

Sauria

plural noun

Zoology
  • former term for Lacertilia
    • ‘These developments, in the Sauria, both allowed and required the quadrate to become more massive and self-supporting.’
    • ‘However, if turtles are considered nested within Sauria, then we should regard sauropterygians as stem turtles.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek sauros lizard.

Pronunciation:

Sauria

/ˈsɔːrɪə/