brachiosaur

noun
brach·​i·​o·​saur | \ ˈbra-kē-ō-ˌsȯr How to pronounce brachiosaur (audio) \

Definition of brachiosaur

: any of a genus (Brachiosaurus) of very large sauropod dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic period having a massive body, a very long neck, and forelegs longer than hind legs

Examples of brachiosaur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From there, though, brachiosaurs started to shrink back. Brian Switek, Scientific American Blog Network, "Paleo Profile: The Wyvern Dinosaur," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of brachiosaur

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brachiosaur

New Latin Brachiosaurs, from brachi- + Greek sauros lizard

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The first known use of brachiosaur was in 1912

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“Brachiosaur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachiosaur. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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