Pronunciation: (sôr'ē-un), [key]
1. belonging or pertaining to the Sauria, a group of reptiles originally including the lizards, crocodiles, and several extinct forms but now technically restricted to the lizards.
2. resembling a lizard.
a saurian animal, as a dinosaur or lizard.
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