Albertosaurus

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noun Al·ber·to·saur·us \al-ˌbər-tə-ˈsȯr-əs\

Definition of Albertosaurus

  1. :  a genus of large, carnivorous tyrannosaurid dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous known especially from fossils found in western North America Similarly, the heaviest Cretaceous tyrannosaurs, including Albertosaurus and the larger, 16,000-pound Tyrannosaurus rex, have, relatively speaking, some of the shortest forelimbs of any theropods. — Allison V. Andors, Natural History, June 1995

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Origin and Etymology of albertosaurus

borrowed from New Latin, from Alberta, province of Canada + New Latin -o- -o- + -saurus -saurus


First Known Use: 1905


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