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maiasaur

[ mahy-uh-sawr ]

noun

  1. a large hadrosaur, Maiasaura peeblesorum, that is thought to have cared for its young.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of maiasaur1

First recorded in 1985–90; from New Latin Maiasaura genus name; from Greek maîa “good mother (a respectful form of address for an elderly woman), midwife, foster mother” + -saur ( def )

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