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Definition of -saur

a combining form used in the names of extinct reptiles, especially archosaurs, usually Anglicized forms of Latin taxonomic names: dinosaur; pterosaur.
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Origin of -saur

From the Greek word saûros lizard
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n combining form
lizarddinosaur

Word Origin for -saur

from New Latin saurus
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