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dilophosaur

Syllabification: di·loph·o·saur
Pronunciation: /dīˈläfəsôr
 
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(also dilophosaurus /dīˌläfəˈsôrəs/)

Definition of dilophosaur in English:

noun

One of the earliest of the large bipedal dinosaurs, which had two long crests on the head and occurred in the early Jurassic period.
Example sentences
  • There are the dangerous velociraptors, which slash and attack in packs; the towering t-rexes, who would be considered aggressive and loud in any neighborhood; the peaceful, foliage-chewing brachiosauri; the hooting, poison-spitting dilophosauri, and many other prehistoric earthshakers.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek dilophos 'two-crested' + sauros 'lizard'.

Derivatives

dilophosaurian

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adjective

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