1. no longer existing, as an animal
2. the object of a hunt or pursuit, usu. one animal caught and eaten by
3. one of various extinct reptiles that lived approximately l00 million
years ago and included the largest land creatures.
4. the remains or trace of a living organism from an earlier geologic age,
embedded in earth or rock.
5. any of a group of vertebrates that are cold-blooded, breathe air, and
usually have skin covered with scales or bony plates.
6. the scientific study of life in past geologic periods through
examination of animal and plant fossils.
7. the inner framework of bones and cartilage in vertebrate animals, which
supports and protects the softer body parts, or the hard external shell of
invertebrates and some vertebrates.
1. a flesh-eating animal, esp. a meat-eating mammal. a plant that eats
2. of, pertaining to, or existing in a time prior to written history.
3. marks made by pressure.
4. an animal that feeds on plants.
5. an animal that eats the flesh of others.