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


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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This tyrannosaur braincase, the first well-preserved one found from the mid-Cretaceous period, shows that, although still small, tyrannosaurs of the time already had brain and ear features of later tyrannosaurs.
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The newly found ancient predator looked very different from most other tyrannosaurs.
Up until now, just two fossilised tyrannosaurs with elongated heads had been found.
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Instead they seem to have been present throughout the Cretaceous period during which the tyrannosaurs, which included T.
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