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brontosaurus Line breaks: bronto|saurus
Pronunciation: /ˌbrɒntəˈsɔːrəs/
(also brontosaur ˈbrɒntəsɔː)

Definition of brontosaurus in English:


Former term for apatosaurus.
Example sentences
  • It must have been a truly awesome sight to watch a herd of brontosaurs crossing a Mesozoic floodplain; evoking the same sense of awe, and puniness in one's own being in comparison, as one would feel when observing whales close up.
  • Many paleontologists argue that brontosaurs and other huge dinos really didn't lumber and weren't stupid.
  • He had a brain in him the size of a bloated brontosaurus, but unfortunately he had a temper to match.


Modern Latin (former genus name), from Greek brontē 'thunder' + sauros 'lizard'.

Words that rhyme with brontosaurus

brachiosaurus, canorous, chorus, Epidaurus, giganotosaurus, Horus, megalosaurus, pelorus, porous, sorus, stegosaurus, Taurus, thesaurus, torus, tyrannosaurus

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