Camarasaurus

noun

Cam·​a·​ra·​sau·​rus
¦kamərə¦sȯrəs
: a genus of American Jurassic dinosaurs (order Sauropoda) with the orbits and nares large and situated high on the head suggesting adaptation to an amphibious mode of life

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kamara vaulted chamber + New Latin -saurus

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“Camarasaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Camarasaurus. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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