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Definition of "anapsid" [anapsid]

  • Any amniote whose skull does not have openings near the temples. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "anapsid" in a sentence
  • "Mesasaurs were small crocodilian-like anapsid reptiles of about 300 million years ago."
  • "This is where Lenny caustically suggested that I was a YEC for not knowing that turtles had been reclassified as diapsids with a secondarily anapsid appearing skull I hope that embryologically turtle skulls start off as diapsid and then change but I dont really know."
  • "It doesnt seem likely that anapsid skulls are all secondarily derved from diapsids."