(Science: zoology) a large Asiatic crocodilian (Gavialis Gangeticus); called also nako, and Gangetic crocodile.

The gavial has a long, slender muzzle, teeth of nearly uniform size, and feet completely webbed. It inhabits the Ganges and other rivers of india. The name is also applied to several allied fossil species.

Origin: hind. Ghariul: cf. F. Gavial.

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