Definition of Pareiasaurus in English:

Pareiasaurus

(also Pariasaurus)

noun

  • A genus of fossil reptiles of the family Pareiasauridae; (also pareiasaurus) a reptile of this genus, a pareiasaur.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From scientific Latin Pareiasaurus, genus name from ancient Greek παρειά cheek (from παρα- + the stem of οὖς ear: see oto-) + scientific Latin -saurus.

Pronunciation

Pareiasaurus

/pəˌrʌɪəˈsɔːrəs/