Mosasaurus

noun
Mo·​sa·​sau·​rus

Definition of Mosasaurus

: a genus (the type of the family Mosasauridae) of large extinct aquatic Cretaceous fish-eating lizards related to the recent monitors but having the limbs modified into swimming paddles

History and Etymology for Mosasaurus

New Latin, from Latin Mosa the river Meuse (near which the first known species was discovered) + New Latin -saurus

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“Mosasaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mosasaurus. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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