megalosaur

megalosaur

[meg-uh-luh-sawr]
noun
any gigantic carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Megalosaurus. See megalo-, -saur

megalosaurian, adjective, noun
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megalosaur (ˈmɛɡələʊˌsɔː)
 
n
any very large Jurassic or Cretaceous bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, common in Europe: suborder Theropoda (theropods)
 
[C19: from New Latin megalosaurus, from megalo- + Greek sauros lizard]
 
megalo'saurian
 
adj, —n

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