ty·​ran·​no·​sau·​rus | \ tə-ˌra-nə-ˈsȯr-əs How to pronounce tyrannosaurus (audio) , (ˌ)tī- \

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Recent Examples on the Web The tyrannosaurus rex, for instance, had longer and larger arms than abelisaurids, but don't let their puny arms fool you. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2022 Like a blonde tyrannosaurus in a very fancy turtleneck. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 29 May 2020 Most scientists now believe that birds are theropods, dinosaurs of a group that included tyrannosaurus and spinosaurus, but that birds were on their own evolutionary branch from a common ancestor. Lucas Joel, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2020 The dinosaur, named Thanatotheristes degrootorum, is the first new tyrannosaurus species to be discovered in Canada in 50 years. Li Cohen, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2020 Giant brontosauruses, velociraptors, and multiple tyrannosaurus can be seen outside on the business' 8 acres and within its giant facility. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, 20 June 2018 March is definitely coming in like a lion, or maybe a tyrannosaurus? David Streit, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2018 From seeing the Beatles play at the Cavern, to watching tyrannosaurus rex skeletons come alive in museums, the opportunities to enhance cultural experiences are limitless. Jay Samit, Fortune, 16 Aug. 2017 At the time of his death, Schneider was wearing a beanie embroidered with the image of a tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Michael Todd, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of tyrannosaurus

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyrannosaurus

New Latin

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“Tyrannosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyrannosaurus. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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