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dinosaurian

[ dahy-nuh-sawr-ee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a dinosaur.


noun

  1. a dinosaur.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dinosaurian1

< New Latin Dinosauri ( a ) (1841), originally a name for a suborder or tribe ( dino-, saurian ) + -an

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Example Sentences

“This paper provides yet another piece of evidence to show just how modern dinosaurs—the birds—are biologically so similar to their extinct non-avian dinosaurian relatives, even to the point of showing similar diseases,” he said in an email.

In the Dinosaurian genus Cœlurus this condition is as well marked in the tail and back as it is in the neck.

Certain footprints in the coal measures of Kansas have been supposed to belong to lacertilian or dinosaurian forms.

In the ancient dinosaurian reptiles, upright walkers, the same was the case.

Had she been a dinosaurian making Mesozoic footprints, I could not have been more fearful.

Ceteosaurus, set-e-o-saw′rus, n. a large dinosaurian reptile belonging to the Jurassic system.

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