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Meaning of anapsid

a•nap•sid

Pronunciation: (u-nap'sid), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Anapsida, a subclass of reptiles, extinct except for the turtles, characterized by having no opening in the temporal region of the skull.
—n.
  1. a reptile of the subclass Anapsida. Cf. diapsid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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