ceratosaur

ceratosaur

[ser-uh-tuh-sawr]
noun
a carnivorous, swift-running North American theropod dinosaur of the genus Ceratosaurus and closely related genera, of the Jurassic Period, having a large skull with a short horn between the nostrils and a bony knob in front of each eye, and reaching a length of 20 feet (6.1 meter).

Origin:
1884; < Neo-Latin Ceratosaurus; see cerato-, -saur

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ceratosaur

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primitive medium-sized theropod; swift-running bipedal carnivorous dinosaur having grasping hands with sharp claws and a short horn between the nostrils; Jurassic in North America 
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