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Definition of the noun crocodilian
What does crocodilian mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: crocodilians
- extant archosaurian reptile
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of crocodilian: crocodilian reptile
- more generic terms: diapsid / diapsid reptile = reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
- more specific terms:
- crocodile = large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates
- Tomistoma schlegeli / false gavial = crocodile of southeast Asia similar to but smaller than the gavial
- alligator / gator = either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
- caiman / cayman = a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
- Gavialis gangeticus / gavial = large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout
- member of: Crocodilia / Crocodylia / order Crocodilia / order Crocodylia = crocodiles; alligators; caimans
Alternative definition of the noun crocodilian
- A reptile resembling a crocodile.
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Deadly Beautiful (2011)
Vanishing Killers of the Animal Kingdom by Liana Joy Christensen
Specifically, the term crocodilian is a taxonomic grouping of 23 species broadly divided into three groups. Firstly, there is the lone Indian gharial, sole member of the crocodilian family Gavialidae. Alligatoridae is the family name for eight ...
The American Natural History (1914)
A Foundation of Useful Knowledge of the Higher Animals of North America by William Temple Hornaday
General Characters of Crocodilians. — A crocodilian is a lizard-like SYNOPSIS OF THE CROCODILIANS 11.
by J.M. Garlock
A properly therrnoregulated crocodilian is a happy crocodilian. This method of keeping acceptable body temperatures enables alligators, gharials, caiman and crocodiles can go for long periods of time without eating. A large crocodile can last ...
by Glenn E. King
A crocodilian is a major predator and takes adult males as well as immatures from low branches over water. The monkeys cross rivers arboreally if possible. Otherwise, they may sit and watch the water for a considerable period before entering ...
Crocodilian is the name given to the group of reptiles which includes crocodiles, alligators and caimans. They have changed very little over the last 65 million years. 1. One prehistoric species was the Sarchosuchus imperator (flesh crocodile ...
by Sir Norman Lockyer
Fauvel is quite right, and that this crocodilian is an undoubted all:gator—being the first of this genus which has been found to occur in the Old World. It will be recollected that of the remarkable ...
Crocodilian bites, cause death through mechanical processes rather than venom, which is more common with other reptiles (Langley, 2005; Haddad and Fonseca, 2011). Crocodilian injuries to human bone are most often to the extremities in ...
by Marshall Cavendish Corporation
htmI Crocodilian.com Wide range of information about crocodilians. www.crocodilian.com/ Elasmoworld Detailed information on sharks, ...
A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge
GAVIAL, or GARRHIAL, a crocodilian reptile of Asia and Africa, of the genus gavialis (Geoffroy), characterized by its very long, straight, and narrow jaws, somewhat enlarged at the extremity. The number of teeth is greater than in other ...
by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby
Cope, Crocodilian«, Lizards, and Snakes of North America ( United ...
Based on the Labors and Principles of Webster and Other Authorities ... by Noah Webster
CROCODILIAN 86 CRl'STACEOrS amphibious animal. Crocodilian (krok-o-dll'e- an). a. pertaining to crocodiles. •ocas (kro'kus), n. an early spring flower; saffron. Croft (krofl), n. a email field near a house. Crónlech (krom'lek), ». an ancient ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1868)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People
having a crocodilian appearance both in the shape and in the external sculpturing of the cranial bones , but with well marked structural modifications in the vomer, and in the mode of ...
by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
The basilisk is again computergenerated and features a crocodilian head and snaky body, with several protuberances resembling undersized centipede legs. Its gaze can turn its victims to stone. According to the movie, it was a creature from ...
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Video shows what crocodilian means. Any reptile of the order Crocodilia, a crocodile, alligator, caiman or gavial.. Crocodilian Meaning. How to pronounce ...
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Scrabble value of C3R1O1C3O1D2I1L1I1A1N1
The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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