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[dahy-nuh-sawr-ee-uh n] /ˌdaɪ nəˈsɔr i ən/
pertaining to or of the nature of a dinosaur.
a dinosaur.
Origin of dinosaurian
< New Latin Dinosauri(a) (1841), originally a name for a suborder or tribe (see dino-, saurian) + -an Unabridged
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  • Eventually the mud will harden, capturing a dinosaurian story in stone.
  • What few people know, however, is that one group of crocs also imitated fearsome dinosaurian predators.
  • Each of the major dinosaurian groups gets a chapter.
  • It's that none of the evidence put forth for dinosaurian endothermy actually counts as evidence for endothermy.
  • People have puzzled over dinosaurian fossils for centuries.
  • Feathers, air sacs, nesting behavior-the earliest birds owed a lot to their dinosaurian ancestors.

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