therapsid
noun Etymology: New Latin Therapsida, from ther- mammal (from Greek thēr wild animal) + apsid-, apsis arch, vault — more at fierce, apsis Date: 1912 any of an order (Therapsida) of Permian and Triassic syrapsid reptiles considered ancestors of the mammals • therapsid adjective

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  • therapsid — /theuh rap sid/, n. 1. any of various groups of mammallike reptiles of the extinct order Therapsida, inhabiting all continents from mid Permian to late Triassic times, some of which were probably warm blooded and directly ancestral to mammals.… …   Universalium

  • therapsid — noun Any extinct reptile, of the order Therapsida; thought to be direct ancestors of the mammals …   Wiktionary

  • therapsid — [θɛ rapsɪd] noun Palaeontology a fossil reptile of a large group including the cynodonts, related to the ancestors of mammals. Origin early 20th cent.: from mod. L. Therapsida (name of an order), from Gk thēr beast + hapsis, hapsid arch… …   English new terms dictionary

  • therapsid — the·rap·sid …   English syllables

  • therapsid — the•rap•sid [[t]θəˈræp sɪd[/t]] n. pal any of various mammallike reptiles of the extinct order Therapsida, inhabiting all continents from mid Permian to late Triassic times • Etymology: < NL Therapsida (1905) = Gk thēr , s. of thḗr wild beast… …   From formal English to slang

  • therapsid — noun probably warm blooded; considered direct ancestor of mammals • Syn: ↑protomammal • Hypernyms: ↑synapsid, ↑synapsid reptile • Hyponyms: ↑Chronoperates paradoxus, ↑cynodont, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tapinocephalia — ? † Тапиноцефалы Moschops capensis Научная классификация Царство: Животные Тип: Хордовые …   Википедия

  • Brithopus — This article is about the mammal like reptile species. For the diverse group of prehistoric reptiles, see Dinosaur. For the 1960 science fiction film, see Dinosaurus!. Brithopus Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Тапиноцефалы — ? † Тапиноцефалы Moschops capensis …   Википедия

  • Synapsid — Synapsids Temporal range: Late Mississippian Early Cretaceous, 320–100 Ma …   Wikipedia

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