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belonging or pertaining to the Anapsida, a subclass of reptiles, extinct except for the turtles, characterized by having no opening in the temporal region of the skull.
a reptile of the subclass Anapsida.
A reptile having a skull with no temporal openings. The earliest reptiles, the cotylosaurs, were anapsids, as are modern turtles. Anapsids probably gave rise to the diapsids and synapsids. Compare diapsid, synapsid, therapsid.


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