noun Etymology: New Latin Brachiosaurs, from brachi- + Greek sauros lizard Date: 1903 any of a genus (Brachiosaurus) of very large sauropod dinosaurs of the late Jurassic period having a massive body, a very long neck, and forelegs longer than hind legs

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  • brachiosaur — [brā΄kē ə sôr′əsbrā′kē ə sôr΄, brak′ēə sôr΄] n. [< ModL Brachiosaurus < Gr brachiōn, an arm + sauros, lizard] any of a genus (Brachiosaurus) of huge Jurassic sauropods having longer forelegs than hind legs and nostrils high on the forehead …   English World dictionary

  • brachiosaur — /bray kee euh sawr , brak ee /, n. a huge sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus, having a small head with nostrils on a knob above the eyes, long forelegs, and a sloping, massive body, and reaching a length of about 80 ft. (24 m). [ < NL… …   Universalium

  • brachiosaur — noun Any of several massive, herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs, of the genus Brachiosaurus, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods …   Wiktionary

  • brachiosaur — brach·i·o·saur …   English syllables

  • brachiosaur — bra•chi•o•saur [[t]ˈbreɪ ki əˌsɔr, ˈbræk i [/t]] n. pal a sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus, having nostrils on a knob above the eyes and a sloping, massive body, and reaching a length of about 80 ft. (24 m) • Etymology: < NL… …   From formal English to slang

  • brachiosaur — /ˈbrækiəsɔ/ (say brakeeuhsaw) noun one of the Brachiosaurus, a genus of large dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic period …   Australian English dictionary

  • brachiosaur — ˈbrakēōˌsȯ(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Brachiosaurus : a dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • dinosaur — /duy neuh sawr /, n. 1. any chiefly terrestrial, herbivorous or carnivorous reptile of the extinct orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, from the Mesozoic Era, certain species of which are the largest known land animals. 2. something that is… …   Universalium

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