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mo·sa·saur

 (mō′sə-sôr′)
n.
Any of various extinct carnivorous marine reptiles of the family Mosasauridae of the Cretaceous Period, having an elongated body, powerful jaws, and paddlelike limbs. Some species reached lengths of over 15 meters (50 feet).

[New Latin Mosasaurus, genus name : Latin Mosa, the Meuse River (where fossils of the genus were first discovered) + Greek sauros, lizard.]

mosasaur

(ˈməʊsəˌsɔː) or

mosasaurus

n, pl -saurs or -sauri (-ˈsɔːraɪ)
(Palaeontology) any of various extinct Cretaceous giant marine lizards of the genus Mosasaurus and related genera, typically having paddle-like limbs
[C18: from Latin Mosa the river Meuse (near which remains were first found) + -saur]

mo•sa•saur

(ˈmoʊ səˌsɔr)

n.
any of several extinct carnivorous marine lizards from the Cretaceous Period, having the limbs modified into broad, webbed paddles.
[< New Latin Mosasaurus (1823) genus name = Latin Mosa the Muse river (where first discovered) + New Latin -saurus -saur]
Translations
mosasáurido
mosasauro
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The purpose of the study is to document tooth growth rate in T proriger and to compare this rate to other mosasaurs in order to obtain a better understanding of tooth formation time across the family Mosasauridae.