anapsid

noun
primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles
Syn: ↑anapsid reptile
Ant: ↑diapsid
Hypernyms: ↑reptile, ↑reptilian
Hyponyms: ↑chelonian, ↑chelonian reptile
Member Holonyms: ↑Anapsida, ↑subclass Anapsida

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