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[ik-thee-uh-sawr-uh s]
noun, plural ich·thy·o·saur·us·es.
  1. ichthyosaur.
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Origin of ichthyosaurus

From New Latin, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at ichthyo-, -saurus
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Examples from the Web for ichthyosaurus

Historical Examples

  • One of them has been named the Ichthyosaurus, which means Fish Reptile.

    Chatterbox Stories of Natural History


  • In reality I was just as much worried over the loss of the ichthyosaurus.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock

  • Some authorities think it was an ichthyosaurus, but there is much doubt.

    What Is Man? And Other Stories

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The Plesiosaurus was scarcely so large as the Ichthyosaurus.

  • Yet it had no armor, and could not have been at all a match for the ichthyosaurus.