maiasaur

[ mahy-uh-sawr ]
/ ˈmaɪ əˌsɔr /

noun

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

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Also mai·a·saur·a [mahy-uh-sawr-uh]. /ˌmaɪ əˈsɔr ə/.

Origin of maiasaur

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

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