Tyrannosaurid definition

tĭ-rănə-sôrĭd, tī-
Any of various theropod dinosaurs of the family Tyrannosauridae of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by short deep jaws with large teeth, long hind limbs, and short forelimbs, and including T. rex.
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Noun

Singular:
tyrannosaurid
Plural:
tyrannosaurids

Origin of tyrannosaurid

  • From New Latin Tyrannosauridae family name from Tyrannosaurus type genus tyrannosaurus

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