monocondyla definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a small grouping of vertebrates, including the wild birds and reptiles, or people with only one occipital condyle; the Sauropsida.
  • noun:
    • The Reptilia and Aves (reptiles and birds) collectively: so called through the single occipital condyle characteristic of the courses among the greater vertebrates. The word suggests an organization exactly conterminous with Sauropsida. In opposition to Amphicondyla.
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