from The Century Dictionary.

  • A suborder of anomodont reptiles of medium size, having the squamosal expanded, the quadrate reduced, and double occipital condyles: Owen's family Cynodontia (1876), raised to a suborder by Osborn (1903).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a division of Triassic Therapsida comprising small carnivorous reptiles often with mammallike teeth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a division of the order Therapsida from the Triassic period comprising small carnivorous tetrapod reptiles often with mammal-like teeth


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