[ ser-uh-tuh-sawr ]
/ ˈsɛr ə təˌsɔr /


a carnivorous, swift-running North American theropod dinosaur of the genus Ceratosaurus and closely related genera, of the Jurassic Period, having a large skull with a short horn between the nostrils and a bony knob in front of each eye, and reaching a length of 20 feet (6.1 meter).

Nearby words

  1. ceratocricoid muscle,
  2. ceratodus,
  3. ceratoid,
  4. ceratophyllus,
  5. ceratopsian,
  6. ceratosaurus,
  7. cerberean,
  8. cerberus,
  9. cercal,
  10. cercaria

Origin of ceratosaur

1884; < New Latin Ceratosaurus; see cerato-, -saur

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