Tyrannosaurus rex

[(ti-ran-uh-sawr-uhs reks)]

A large, carnivorous (see carnivore) dinosaur that walked on two legs. Its name is from the Greek words meaning “tyrant” and “lizard” and the Latin word for “king.”

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