Definition of Megalosaur

1. Noun. Gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europe.

Exact synonyms: Megalosaurus
Generic synonyms: Bird-footed Dinosaur, Theropod, Theropod Dinosaur
Group relationships: Genus Megalosaurus



Definition of Megalosaur

1. n. A gigantic carnivorous dinosaur, whose fossil remains have been found in England and elsewhere.

Definition of Megalosaur

1. Noun. A carnivorous dinosaur of the ''Megalosauridae'' family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megalosaur

megalopa
megalophonous
megalopia
megalopic
megalopodia
megalopoleis
megalopolis
megalopolises
megalopolitan
megalopolitans
megalops
megalopses
megalopsia
megalopsychy
megalosaur (current term)
megalosaurs
megalosaurus
megaloscope
megaloscopes
megalosplanchnic
megalosplenia
megalospore
megalosyndactyly
megaloureter
megalp
megamall
megamalls
megamansion

Literary usage of Megalosaur

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1. Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1893)
"find no trace in this position in the femora of megalosaur. ... But this is not probable, as there is in very nearly the same position as in the megalosaur, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"We may consider therefore 5 feet, taking the Crocodile as the term of comparison, as probably not below the length of the head of the megalosaur. ..."

3. Proceedings (1893)
"find no trace in this position in the femora of megalosaur. ... But this is not probable, as there is in very nearly the same position as in the megalosaur, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... from its supposed relationship to the emu. megalosaur ... A dinosaur of the family megalosaur ... Having the characters of a megalosaur. II. ยป. ..."

5. Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations by Richard Owen (1853)
"We may consider therefore 5 feet, taking the Crocodile as the term of comparison, as probably not below the length of the head of the megalosaur. ..."

6. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"... be traced through every gradation, from the thick, round, canine-like tooth of the Crocodile to the sabre-shaped fang of the Varanus, the megalosaur, ..."

7. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"... be traced through every gradation, from the thick, round, canine-like tooth of the Crocodile to the sabre-shaped fang of the Varanus, the megalosaur, ..."

8. Zoological Recreations by William John Broderip (1849)
"The Iguanodon would hardly have succumbed to the megalosaur without resistance, and the fight between the herbivorous and carnivorous Titans must have been ..."

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