Definition of Pliosaur

1. Noun. Any of several plesiosaurs, of the family ''Pliosauridae'', from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods ¹



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Definition of Pliosaur

1. a type of fossil marine reptile [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pliosaur

plings
plink
plinked
plinker
plinkers
plinking
plinks
plinky
plinth
plinthed
plinths
pliocene
pliofilm
pliofilms
pliohippus
pliosaur (current term)
pliosaurs
pliosaurus
pliothermal
pliothermic
pliotron
pliotrons
plipped
plipper
plippers
plipping
pliskie
pliskies
plisky
plisse

Literary usage of Pliosaur

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"The teeth of the pliosaur present varieties of form as well as of size ... The germs of the successional teeth in the pliosaur were developed at the inner ..."

2. Journal by Liverpool Geological Association (1886)
"The allied pliosaur differed little from the above, except that the head and limbs were more massive and the neck much shorter. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"... a pliosaur from the Oxford Clay. Extr. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist, London (6), XVI, 1895. From the author. Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the ..."

4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1895)
"This element, which must be regarded as a parasphenoid, is well shown in some pliosaur skulls in the British ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1866)
"... of which twelve were found in the Lias and seven in the Oolite. The pliosaur is another swimming Saurian, near the Plesiosaur: some ..."

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