Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various large carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the group Carnosauria of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, characterized by a large head and teeth and a stiff tail, and including allosaurus and giganotosaurus.

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  • noun Any large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the infraorder Carnosauria

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  • noun large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having huge claws

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Carnosauria, taxon name : Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see (s)ker- in Indo-European roots + Greek sauros, lizard.]

Examples

  • It has some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world, including a chase sequence between a carnosaur and a sauropod.

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  • It has some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world, including a chase sequence between a carnosaur and a sauropod.

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  • No, there was only one other Frost family member with the ability to lead the Starcorp and outwit the Concern carnosaur hoping to make a meal of it: Rampart's dynamic First Vice President and Chief Transport and Distribution Officer.

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  • I honestly wouldn't care one way or the other if any of them had their head ripped off by a carnosaur.

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  • Currie PJ (2000) A new carnosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan.

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  • Zhao X-Jin (1993) A new carnosaur (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Jurassic of Xinjiang, People's Repulic of China.

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  • Then, finally and fatally decided, they executed the screwing half rolls which brought their jaws against the undersides of sauropod and carnosaur alike.

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