anapsid /əˈnapsɪd/

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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’.

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