plural noun Car·no·sau·ria \ˌkärnəˈsȯréə\

Definition of Carnosauria

  1. :  a group of moderate to large-sized carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs that had recurved daggerlike teeth and were widely distributed in the Upper Triassic and Jurassic — compare allosaurus, ceratodus

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Origin and Etymology of carnosauria

New Latin, from Latin carn-, caro flesh + New Latin -o- + -sauria

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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