Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various large carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the family Allosauridae of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a massive head with narrow jaws, hands with large claws, and sturdy legs with clawed feet.

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  • noun zoology Any member of the Allosauridae.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Allosauridae, family name, from Allosaurus, type genus; see allosaurus.]

Examples

  • It hit the allosaurid so hard the beast turned into a giant meatbomb, flesh and bone and blood blasting a red fan across the ferns.

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  • It hit the allosaurid so hard the beast turned into a giant meatbomb, flesh and bone and blood blasting a red fan across the ferns.

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  • Flannery TF, Rich THV (1981) An allosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Victoria, Australia.

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