Definition of mammal-like reptile in English:

mammal-like reptile

noun

  • another term for synapsid
    • ‘It is often referred to as mammal-like reptile, based on characteristics of the skull and dentition.’
    • ‘The mammal-like reptile, that also came from the primitive reptile, was the ancestor of all mammals.’
    • ‘In the realms of science his research spanned from the analyses of mammal-like reptiles from the Permian Period through to studies in the tempo and modes of evolutionary change.’
    • ‘These mammal-like reptiles were a biologically diverse group, very abundant, and globally distributed.’
    • ‘This mammal-like reptile walked with its legs directly below its body rather than splayed out to the side like most reptiles.’