ceratosaurus

Ceratosaurus

Cer`a*to*sau"rus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ke`ras a horn + ? lizard.] (Paleon.) A carnivorous American Jurassic dinosaur allied to the European Megalosaurus. The animal was nearly twenty feet in length, and the skull bears a bony horn core on the united nasal bones. See Illustration in Appendix.
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ceratosaurus

noun
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 [syn: ceratosaur
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