order Thecodontia

noun
extinct terrestrial reptiles having teeth set in sockets; of the late Permian to Triassic
Syn: ↑Thecodontia
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Archosauria, ↑subclass Archosauria
Member Meronyms: ↑thecodont, ↑thecodont reptile

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  • Thecodontia — noun extinct terrestrial reptiles having teeth set in sockets; of the late Permian to Triassic • Syn: ↑order Thecodontia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Archosauria, ↑subclass Archosauria …   Useful english dictionary

  • animal order — noun the order of animals • Hypernyms: ↑order • Hyponyms: ↑Eubacteriales, ↑order Eubacteriales, ↑Pseudomonadales, ↑order Pseudomonadales, ↑Rickettsiales, ↑order …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archosauria — noun a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts • Syn: ↑subclass Archosauria • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Reptilia, ↑class Reptilia …   Useful english dictionary

  • subclass Archosauria — noun a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts • Syn: ↑Archosauria • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Reptilia, ↑class Reptilia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thecodont — ( socket toothed reptile), now considered an obsolete term, was formerly used to describe a diverse range of early archosaurs that first appeared in the Latest Permian and flourished until the end of the Triassic period. The group includes the… …   Wikipedia

  • thecodont — /thee keuh dont /, n. 1. any of various reptiles of the extinct order Thecodontia, occurring in the late Permian to late Triassic periods and characterized by teeth set in sockets. adj. 2. having the teeth set in sockets. 3. belonging to or… …   Universalium

  • thecodont — noun presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds • Syn: ↑thecodont reptile • Hypernyms: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian, ↑archosaurian reptile • Member Holonyms: ↑Thecodontia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thecodont reptile — noun presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds • Syn: ↑thecodont • Hypernyms: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian, ↑archosaurian reptile • Member Holonyms: ↑Thecodontia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thecodont — I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thec (from New Latin theca) + odont Date: 1840 having the teeth inserted in sockets II. noun Date: 1840 any of an order (Thecodontia) of Triassic diapsid thecodont reptiles that were… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thecodont — [thē′kə dänt΄] n. any of an order (Thecodontia) of reptiles of the Permian and Triassic periods, believed to be ancestors of the dinosaurs and crocodilians …   English World dictionary

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