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 (tĭ-răn′ə-sôr′, tī-)
[From New Latin Tyrannosaurus, genus name; see tyrannosaurus.]
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(tɪˈræn əˌsɔr, taɪ-)

any of several large theropod dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous Period of North America and Asia of the genus Tyrannosaurus, esp. T. rex.
[< New Latin Tyrannosaurus (1905) = Greek tyranno-, comb. form of týrannos tyrant + saûros -saur]
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Noun1.tyrannosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrationstyrannosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America
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 Tyrannosaurus - includes a single species
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It has been discussed if these teeth could belong to neoceratosaurians but they lack ornamentation in the tooth enamel characteristic of this group and in the statistical analyses they showed stronger affinities to Tyrannosauridae. Due to these statistically uncertain affinities they are identified only as indeterminate theropods (Torices et al., in press).
It is now therefore believed that the rough and tumble Tyrannosauridae family was born in the U.S.A.