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[fahy-tuh-sawr] /ˈfaɪ təˌsɔr/

any armored, semiaquatic reptile of the extinct order Phytosauria, of the Mesozoic Era, resembling the crocodile but unrelated, having the nostrils high on the snout and with well-developed hind limbs suggestive of bipedal ancestors.


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    [fahy-tos-tuh-rawl, -rol] /faɪˈtɒs təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl/ noun 1. Biochemistry. any of various obtained from plants.

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    [fahy-toh-suh k-siv-er-uh s] /ˌfaɪ toʊ səkˈsɪv ər əs/ adjective 1. feeding on sap, as certain sucking insects.

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    /ˌfaɪtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/ noun 1. the use of plants and plant products for medicinal purposes

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