Definition of mesosuchian in English:

mesosuchian

adjective

  • Belonging to, characteristic of, or designating the suborder Mesosuchia of extinct crocodiles known from Jurassic and Cretaceous fossil remains.

noun

  • A mesosuchian crocodile.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From scientific Latin Mesosuchia, suborder name + -ian.

Pronunciation

mesosuchian

/ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈs(j)uːkɪən/