Definition of megalosaurus in English:


Line breaks: meg¦alo|saurus
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛg(ə)lə(ʊ)ˈsɔːrəs


  • A large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the mid Jurassic period, whose remains have been found only in England.
    • Genus Megalosaurus, suborder Theropoda, order Saurischia
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    • The discovery of the megalosaurus near Minchinhampton happened years before the word ‘dinosaur’ had even been coined.
    • Clearly the megalosaurus in the opening passage of Bleak House is a flight of hyperbolic fancy (inspired, I would guess, by the papier-mâché dinosaurs constructed for the Crystal Palace Exhibition, a couple of years earlier).
    • 'Iguanodons grew to five metres tall, while megalosauruses grew even taller, to eight metres,’ she said.


modern Latin, from megalo- 'great' + Greek sauros 'lizard'.

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