1884, from cerato- + -saurus.

Nearby words

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for ceratosaurus

  • Ceratosaurus is the name of a well-known North American form regarded by many authorities as identical with Megalosaurus.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In some Dinosaurs, such as Ceratosaurus, they are very small, while the infratemporal fossae are correspondingly large.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds