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megalosaur

[ meg-uh-luh-sawr ]
/ ˈmɛg ə ləˌsɔr /
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noun
any gigantic carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
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Origin of megalosaur

From the New Latin word Megalosaurus, dating back to 1835–45. See megalo-, -saur

OTHER WORDS FROM megalosaur

meg·a·lo·sau·ri·an, adjective, noun
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How to use megalosaur in a sentence

  • The teeth of this horned Dinosaur resemble those of the Megalosaur.

    Extinct Monsters|H. N. Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for megalosaur

megalosaur
/ (ˈmɛɡələʊˌsɔː) /

noun
any very large Jurassic or Cretaceous bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, common in Europe: suborder Theropoda (theropods)

Derived forms of megalosaur

megalosaurian, adjective, noun

Word Origin for megalosaur

C19: from New Latin megalosaurus, from megalo- + Greek sauros lizard
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