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megalosaur

[meg-uh-luh-sawr] /ˈmɛg ə ləˌsɔr/
noun
1.
any gigantic carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
Origin of megalosaur
1835-1845
From the New Latin word Megalosaurus, dating back to 1835-45. See megalo-, -saur
Related forms
megalosaurian, adjective, noun
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  • The teeth of this horned Dinosaur resemble those of the megalosaur.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for megalosaur

megalosaur

/ˈmɛɡələʊˌsɔː/
noun
1.
any very large Jurassic or Cretaceous bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, common in Europe: suborder Theropoda (theropods)
Derived Forms
megalosaurian, adjective, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin megalosaurus, from megalo- + Greek sauros lizard
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