tyrannosaur (tɪˈrænəˌsɔː)

/ (tɪˌrænəˈsɔːrəs) /

  1. any large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the genus Tyrannosaurus, common in North America in upper Jurassic and Cretaceous times: suborder Theropoda (theropods)

Origin of tyrannosaurus

C19: from New Latin, from Greek turannos tyrant + sauros lizard

Words Nearby tyrannosaurus

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How to use tyrannosaurus in a sentence

  • The head of something like a tyrannosaurus Rex peered over the wall at them.

    Subjectivity | Norman Spinrad
  • In the tyrannosaurus group when completed will appear a fourth skeleton of the Trachodon.

    Dinosaurs | William Diller Matthew
  • "The best part, of course, was the actual hunting of the tyrannosaurus," said Astro.

    Treachery in Outer Space | Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • They range from small slender animals up to the gigantic tyrannosaurus equalling the modern elephant in bulk.

    Dinosaurs | William Diller Matthew