allosaurus

noun al·lo·sau·rus \ ˌa-lə-ˈsȯr-əs \

Definition of allosaurus

: any of a genus (Allosaurus) of very large carnivorous North American theropod dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic period

Origin and Etymology of allosaurus

New Latin, from Greek all- + sauros lizard


ALLOSAURUS Defined for Kids

allosaurus

noun all·o·sau·rus \ ˌa-lə-ˈsȯr-əs \

Definition of allosaurus for Students

: a large meat-eating dinosaur related to the tyrannosaur

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