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Of or like a lizard.‘a table with saurian legs’
- ‘One sinister saurian lies along the grassy banks, as patterned and prim - and primed - as a killer handbag.’
- ‘It stood up on two thick saurian legs; it was at least 20 feet tall.’
- ‘This saurian symbol of Chinese emperors has been claimed, from the mid-1980s onward, as the common patrimony of all Chinese people.’
- ‘He looked up and the saurian creature's slitted eyes seemed to stare back at him, taunting him.’
Any large reptile, especially a dinosaur or other extinct form.
- ‘Jenkins observed that in living saurians humeral motion primarily takes place perpendicular to the saddle's long axis, across the shorter, convex surface.’
- ‘Megalancosaurus is one of the few putative bird ancestors among basal saurians that has been included in a more global cladistic analysis or in the context of smaller taxonomic groupings.’
- ‘We see literally hundreds of saurians in this sequence, representing a diverse range of species, and the excitement and beauty of the story unfold dynamically without a single spoken word.’
- ‘Their tympanum is not homologous with the tympanum of mammals and saurians (extant diapsids) because it developed independently in all three groups.’
Early 19th century: from modern Latin Sauria (see Sauria)+ -an.
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