[ meg-uh-luh-sawr ]
/ ˈmɛg ə ləˌsɔr /
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any gigantic carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
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Origin of megalosaur
OTHER WORDS FROM megalosaurmeg·a·lo·sau·ri·an, adjective, noun
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The teeth of this horned Dinosaur resemble those of the Megalosaur.Extinct Monsters|H. N. Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for megalosaur
/ (ˈmɛɡələʊˌsɔː) /
any very large Jurassic or Cretaceous bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, common in Europe: suborder Theropoda (theropods)
Derived forms of megalosaurmegalosaurian, adjective, noun
Word Origin for megalosaur
C19: from New Latin megalosaurus, from megalo- + Greek sauros lizard
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