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Meaning of phytosaur

phy•to•saur

Pronunciation: (fī'tu-sôr"), [key]
— n.
  1. any armored, semiaquatic reptile of the extinct order Phytosauria, of the Mesozoic Era, resembling the crocodile but unrelated, having the nostrils high on the snout and with well-developed hind limbs suggestive of bipedal ancestors.
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