Megalosaur
Megalosaur Meg"a*lo*saur`, Megalosaurus Meg`a*lo*sau"rus, n. [NL. megalosaurus, fr. Gr. me`gas, mega`lh, great + say^ros lizard: cf. F. m['e]galosaure.] (Paleon.) A gigantic carnivorous dinosaur, whose fossil remains have been found in England and elsewhere. [1913 Webster]

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  • megalosaur — megalosàur m DEFINICIJA zool. geol. veliki dvonožni gmaz iz porodice dinosaura, mesožder ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. Megalosaurus ≃ megalo + grč. saȗros: gušter …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • megalosaur — [meg′ə lō sôr΄, meg′ələsôr΄] n. [< ModL megalosaurus: see MEGALO & SAURUS] any of a genus (Megalosaurus) of huge, flesh eating theropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic Period megalosaurian [meg΄ə ləsôr′ē ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • megalosaur — noun /meɡalosǎur/lang=sh a) A carnivorous dinosaur of the family. b) megalosaur …   Wiktionary

  • megalosaur — megalosaurian, adj., n. /meg euh leuh sawr /, n. any gigantic carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods. [1835 45; < NL Megalosaurus. See MEGALO , SAUR] * * * …   Universalium

  • megalosaur — meg·a·lo·saur …   English syllables

  • megalosaur — meg•a•lo•saur [[t]ˈmɛg ə ləˌsɔr[/t]] n. pal any huge carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods • Etymology: 1835–45; < NL Megalosaurus. See megalo , saur …   From formal English to slang

  • megalosaur — /ˈmɛgələsɔ/ (say meguhluhsaw) noun any of the gigantic carnivorous dinosaurs that constitute the extinct genus Megalosaurus. {New Latin megalosaurus} –megalosaurian /mɛgələˈsɔriən/ (say meguhluh sawreeuhn), adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • megalosaur — noun gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europe • Syn: ↑megalosaurus • Hypernyms: ↑theropod, ↑theropod dinosaur, ↑bird footed dinosaur • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Megalosaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • megalosaur(us) —   n. huge carnivorous dinosaur.    ♦ megalosaurian,    ♦ megalosauroid, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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