anapsid /əˈnapsɪd/


I. noun

[Zoology] a reptile of a group characterized by a lack of temporal openings in the skull, including the turtles and their relatives and many early fossil forms.

●Sometimes placed in a subclass Anapsida, though this taxon is now often not recognized.
– origin 1930s: from modern Latin Anapsida, from Greek an- ‘without’ + apsis, apsid- ‘arch’.

Add Comment

By Oxford


Get in touch

Quickly communicate covalent niche markets for maintainable sources. Collaboratively harness resource sucking experiences whereas cost effective meta-services.