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(Palaeontology) any very large Jurassic or Cretaceous bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, common in Europe: suborder Theropoda (theropods)
[C19: from New Latin megalosaurus, from megalo- + Greek sauros lizard]
ˌmegaloˈsaurian adj, n
meg•a•lo•saur(ˈmɛg ə ləˌsɔr)
any huge carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
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|Noun||1.||megalosaur - gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europe|
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 Megalosaurus - type genus of the Megalosauridae