phytosaur etymology

English word phytosaur comes from English -saur, English phyto- (Pertaining to or derived from plants.)

Detailed word origin of phytosaur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-saur English (eng) Used in the common names of extinct reptilian creatures such as dinosaurs.
phyto- English (eng) Pertaining to or derived from plants.
phytosaur English (eng) Any member of the family Phytosauridae or Parasuchidae, a group of large semi-aquatic predatory archosaurs, resembling modern crocodiles, that flourished during the Late Triassic period.

Words with the same origin as phytosaur

Descendants of -saur
aigialosaur megalosaur mesosaur pannoniasaur plesiosaur pterosaur
Descendants of phyto-
epiflora phytobacterial phytobiological phytocoenological phytoforensics phytogeography phytoglyphic phytol phytological phytomedicine phytomining phytomolecule phytophage phytophagic phytophagous phytophilous phytoprostane phytotechnology phytotherapy