Jurassic


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Ju·ras·sic

 (jo͝o-răs′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the period of geologic time from about 200 to 146 million years ago, the second period of the Mesozoic Era, in which dinosaurs were the dominant form of terrestrial animal life, and the earliest birds appeared. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Jurassic Period.

[French jurassique, after the Jura (Mountains).]
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Jurassic

(dʒʊˈræsɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the second period of the Mesozoic era, between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods, lasting for 55 million years during which dinosaurs and ammonites flourished
n
(Geological Science) the Jurassic the Jurassic period or rock system
[C19: from French jurassique, after the Jura (Mountains)]
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Ju•ras•sic

(dʒʊˈræs ɪk)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to a geologic period of the Mesozoic Era, from 190 million to 140 million years ago, characterized by the presence of dinosaurs and the advent of birds and mammals.
n.
2. the Jurassic Period or System.
[1825–35; Jur (a) + -assic; compare French jurassique]
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Ju·ras·sic

(jo͝o-răs′ĭk)
The second and middle period of the Mesozoic Era, from about 208 to 144 million years ago, during which dinosaurs were the dominant form of land life and the earliest birds appeared. See Chart at geologic time.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jurassic - from 190 million to 135 million years agoJurassic - from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers
Age of Reptiles, Mesozoic, Mesozoic era - from 230 million to 63 million years ago
Adj.1.Jurassic - of or relating to or denoting the second period of the Mesozoic era
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Translations

Jurassic

[dʒʊˈræsɪk] ADJjurásico
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It may be that he swept back into the past, and fell among the blood-drinking, hairy savages of the Age of Unpolished Stone; into the abysses of the Cretaceous Sea; or among the grotesque saurians, the huge reptilian brutes of the Jurassic times.
The inscription beneath it runs: `Probable appearance in life of the Jurassic Dinosaur Stegosaurus.
"Here," said he, pointing to the picture of an extraordinary flying monster, "is an excellent reproduction of the dimorphodon, or pterodactyl, a flying reptile of the Jurassic period.
You will observe that both the pterodactyl and the stegosaurus are Jurassic, and therefore of a great age in the order of life.
Perry has told me that they are almost identical with the fossilized remains of the diplodocus of the outer crust's Jurassic age.
The thing must have been sixteen or eighteen feet in length and closely resembled pictures I had seen of restored plesiosaurs of the lower Jurassic. It charged us as savagely as a mad bull, and one would have thought it intended to destroy and devour the mighty U-boat, as I verily believe it did intend.
As I slowly recalled my collegiate studies and paleontological readings in Bowen's textbooks, I realized that I had looked upon nothing less than a diplodocus of the Upper Jurassic; but how infinitely different was the true, live thing from the crude restorations of Hatcher and Holland!
The well is targeting pre-drill resources of 35 - 115 mmboe in the Middle Jurassic Tarbert and Ness Formations of the Brent Group.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Subsurface explorers have uncovered a previously undescribed 'Jurassic World' of around 100 ancient volcanoes buried deep within the Cooper-Eromanga Basins of central Australia.
Work uncovering dozens of dinosaur remains at a Jurassic site could help the world plan for climate change, a scientist on the project has said.
"By studying the organismal adaptations and environmental change occurring in the Jurassic, we can learn much about how life 'found a way'.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 13, 2019-: Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia