allosaur


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al·lo·saur

 (ăl′ə-sôr′)
n.

[New Latin Allosaurus, genus name; see allosaurus.]

allosaur

(ˈæləˌsɔː) or

allosaurus

n
(Palaeontology) any large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the genus Antrodemus (formerly Allosaurus), common in North America in late Jurassic times: suborder Theropoda (theropods)
[C19: from allo- + -saur]

al•lo•saur

(ˈæl əˌsɔr)

n.
any carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Antrodemus (formerly Allosaurus), from the late Jurassic Period of North America.
[< New Latin Allosaurus (1877). See allo-, -saur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allosaur - late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaurallosaur - late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur; similar to but somewhat smaller than tyrannosaurus
bird-footed dinosaur, theropod, theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
genus Allosaurus, genus Antrodemus - carnivorous dinosaur of North America; late Jurassic
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