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allosaur

[ al-uh-sawr ]
/ ˈæl əˌsɔr /
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noun

a carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Antrodemus (formerly Allosaurus), from the late Jurassic Period of North America, that was about 30 feet (9 meters) long.

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Origin of allosaur

<New Latin Allosaurus (1877). See allo-, -saur
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British Dictionary definitions for allosaur

allosaur

allosaurus (ˌæləˈsɔːrəs)

/ (ˈæləˌsɔː) /

noun

any large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the genus Antrodemus (formerly Allosaurus), common in North America in late Jurassic times: suborder Theropoda (theropods)

Word Origin for allosaur

C19: from allo- + -saur
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