Ga"vi*al (?), n. [Hind. ghariul: cf. F. gavial.] Zool.
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.
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