Definition of Brontosaurus

1. Noun. Huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic.

Definition of Brontosaurus

1. n. A genus of American jurassic dinosaurs. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these reptiles.

Definition of Brontosaurus

1. Noun. a brontosaur ¹

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Definition of Brontosaurus

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Medical Definition of Brontosaurus

1. A genus of American jurassic dinosaurs. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these reptiles. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Thunder + lizard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Brontosaurus

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"Mus. tail of brontosaurus in the same region is interesting as showing the ... A specimen of brontosaurus shows that the tail terminates in at least five ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"limb-bones, etc., of the brontosaurus, which have •ii found in these beds. ... The bone of the upper hind-leg, the femur, of the brontosaurus is smaller ..."

3. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1911)
"closely that of brontosaurus, being much lighter ... groove is not present in the anterior half of the jaw of brontosaurus, ..."

4. Fieldiana: Geology by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum (1907)
"In December of the same year the genus brontosaurus was proposed upon an unusually ... The genus brontosaurus was based chiefly upon the structure of the ..."

5. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"Restoration of brontosaurus, based upon a specimen in the American Museum of ... 157 and Pl. Ill), another sauropod, differs from brontosaurus in the more ..."

6. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"... smaller dimensions than brontosaurus, having a neh approximates in structure to ... and approximate closely, both in size and contour, of brontosaurus, ..."

7. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"The brontosaurus may be cited as a good example of a great extinct reptile ... The brontosaurus was so colossal that a man could walk erect in front of the ..."

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