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di·no·saur

 (dī′nə-sôr′)
n.
1.
a. Any of various extinct terrestrial reptiles of the orders Saurischia and Ornithischia that existed during the Mesozoic Era, including both carnivores and herbivores and often reaching a gigantic size.
b. Any of various other large extinct reptiles, such as an ichthyosaur.
2. A relic of the past: "living dinosaurs of the world of vegetation" (John Olmsted).
3. One that is hopelessly outmoded or unwieldy: "The old, big-city teaching hospital is a dinosaur" (Peggy Breault).

[New Latin Dīnosauria, group name, from Dīnosaurus, former genus name : Greek deinos, monstrous + Greek sauros, lizard.]

di′no·saur′i·an (-sôr′ē-ən) n. & adj.
di′no·sau′ric (-sôr′ĭk) adj.

dinosaur

(ˈdaɪnəˌsɔː)
n
1. (Palaeontology) any extinct terrestrial reptile of the orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, many of which were of gigantic size and abundant in the Mesozoic era. See also saurischian, ornithischian Compare pterosaur, plesiosaur
2. a person or thing that is considered to be out of date
[C19: from New Latin dinosaurus, from Greek deinos fearful + sauros lizard]
ˌdinoˈsaurian adj

di•no•saur

art at Dior
(ˈdaɪ nəˌsɔr)

n.
1. any herbivorous or carnivorous reptile of the extinct orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, of the Mesozoic Era: some were the largest known land animals.
2. something that is unwieldy, outmoded, or unable to adapt to change.
[< New Latin Dinosaurus (1841), orig. a genus name]
di`no•sau′ri•an, adj.

di·no·saur

(dī′nə-sôr′)
Any of various extinct reptiles that lived mainly during the Mesozoic Era. Dinosaurs were meat-eating or plant-eating, dwelled mostly on land, and varied from the size of a small dog to the largest land animals that ever lived. See more at ornithischian, saurischian. See Note at bird.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinosaur - any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic eradinosaur - any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile - extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
ornithischian, ornithischian dinosaur - herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird
iguanodon - massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tail; common in Europe and northern Africa; early Cretaceous period
saurischian, saurischian dinosaur - herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile
diplodocus - a huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America
titanosaur, titanosaurian - amphibious quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur with a long thin neck and whiplike tail; of the Cretaceous mostly in the southern hemisphere
argentinosaur - huge herbivorous dinosaur of Cretaceous found in Argentina
ground-shaker, seismosaur - huge herbivorous dinosaur of the Cretaceous found in western North America

dinosaur

noun fuddy-duddy, anachronism, dodo (informal), stick-in-the-mud (informal), antique (informal), fossil (informal), relic (informal), fogy or fogey, back number (informal) Such companies are industrial dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs

allosaur(us), ankylosaur(us), apatosaur(us), atlantosaur(us), brachiosaur(us), brontosaur(us), ceratosaur(us), compsognathus, dimetrodon, diplodocus, dolichosaur(us), dromiosaur(us), elasmosaur(us), hadrosaur(us), ichthyosaur(us), iguanodon or iguanodont, megalosaur(us), mosasaur(us), oviraptor, plesiosaur(us), pteranodon, pterodactyl or pterosaur, protoceratops, stegodon or stegodont, stegosaur(us), theropod, titanosaur(us), trachodon, triceratops, tyrannosaur(us), velociraptor
Translations
ديناصورديناصُور
dinosaurus
dinosaurdinosaurus
dinosaurus
dinosaurushirmulisko
dinosaur
dinoszaurusz
risaeîla
恐竜
공룡
dinozauras
dinozaurs
dinosaurus
dinozaver
dinosaurie
ไดโนเสาร์
dinozordinazor
динозавр
con khủng long

dinosaur

[ˈdaɪnəsɔːʳ] N
1. (= reptile) → dinosaurio m
2. (= old-fashioned person) → carcamal mf; (= old-fashioned organization) → reliquia f del pasado

dinosaur

[ˈdaɪnəsɔːr] n
(= animal) → dinosaure m
(= obsolete organization) → dinosaure m

dinosaur

nDinosaurier m

dinosaur

[ˈdaɪnəsɔːʳ] ndinosauro

dinosaur

(ˈdainəsoː) noun
any of several types of extinct giant reptile.

dinosaur

ديناصُور dinosaurus dinosaur Dinosaurier δεινόσαυρος dinosaurio dinosaurus dinosaure dinosaur dinosauro 恐竜 공룡 dinosaurus dinosaur dinozaur dinossauro динозавр dinosaurie ไดโนเสาร์ dinozor con khủng long 恐龙
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For dinosaurians, a ring of small (spherulitic) calcitic crystals encircles the nucleation centers on the protein-rich MT during that last phase.
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So little is this subject understood, that I have heard surprise repeatedly expressed at such great monsters as the Mastodon and the more ancient Dinosaurians having become extinct; as if mere bodily strength gave victory in the battle of life.