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tyrannosaur

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noun ty·ran·no·saur \tə-ˈra-nə-ˌsȯr, tī-\

Definition of tyrannosaur

  1. 1 :  a massive North American tyrannosaurid (Tyrannosaurus rex)

  2. 2 :  tyrannosaurid



Origin and Etymology of tyrannosaur

New Latin Tyrannosaurus, from Greek tyrannos tyrant + sauros lizard


First Known Use: 1924


TYRANNOSAUR Defined for Kids

tyrannosaur

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noun ty·ran·no·saur \tə-ˈra-nə-ˌsȯr, tī-\

Definition of tyrannosaur for Students

  1. :  a very large North American meat-eating dinosaur that had small forelegs and walked on its hind legs




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