Latinized variant of -saur: brontosaurus.

Nearby words

  1. -s,
  2. -s',
  3. -san,
  4. -sarc,
  5. -saur,
  6. -scape,
  7. -sch-,
  8. -scope,
  9. -scopy,
  10. -seater

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Word Origin and History for -saurus


element used in forming dinosaur names, from Latinized comb. form of Greek sauros "lizard," of unknown origin; possibly related to saulos "twisting, wavering."

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