|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a large primitive marine cetacean (Basilosaurus cetoides) of the Eocene epoch, with a long serpentlike body, distinctive teeth, and hind limbs|
|Example:||Basilosaurus skeletons are very well preserved and quite common in some places in Egypt and the USA, showing that they grew up to about 18m long.|
|Etymology:||Latin basileus 'king' + -sauros 'lizard'|
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