Carnosaur definition

kärnə-sôr
Any of various large carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the group Carnosauria of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, characterized by a large head and teeth and a stiff tail, and including allosaurus and giganotosaurus.
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Noun

Singular:
carnosaur
Plural:
carnosaurs

Origin of carnosaur

  • From New Latin Carnosauria taxon name Latin carō, carn- flesh (s)ker-1 in Indo-European roots Greek sauros, lizard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition