Gorgosaurus

noun
Gor·​go·​sau·​rus | \ ˌgȯ(r)gəˈsȯrəs \

Definition of Gorgosaurus

: a genus of large, carnivorous, North American dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous consisting of a single species (G. libratus) now often considered as belonging to the genus Albertosaurus — compare deinodon

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History and Etymology for Gorgosaurus

New Latin, from Latin Gorgo Gorgon + -saurus

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“Gorgosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gorgosaurus. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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