Mosasaurus
Mosasaurus Mos`a*sau"rus, n. [NL., fr. L. Mosa the River Meuse (on which Meastricht is situated) + Gr. ? a lizard.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles allied to the lizards, but having the body much elongated, and the limbs in the form of paddles. The first known species, nearly fifty feet in length, was discovered in Cretaceous beds near Maestricht, in the Netherlands. [Written also {Mososaurus}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Mosasaurus — Life Mosasaurus Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70–65.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

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  • mosasaurus — n. any large extinct marine reptile of the genus Mosasaurus, with a long slender body and flipper like limbs. Etymology: mod.L f. Mosa river Meuse (near which it was first discovered) + Gk sauros lizard …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mosasaurus — mo·sa·sau·rus …   English syllables

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