Definition of pareiasaurian in English:

pareiasaurian

(also pariasaurian, pareiosaurian)

noun

  • A fossil reptile of the suborder Pareiasauria; a pareiasaur.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a pareiasaurian.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Pareiasauria + -an. With the noun compare earlier Pareiasaurus and slightly later pareiasaur.

Pronunciation

pareiasaurian

/pəˌrʌɪəˈsɔːrɪən/