tyrannosaur(redirected from tyrannosauruses)
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[From New Latin Tyrannosaurus, genus name; see tyrannosaurus.]
ty•ran•no•saur(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.
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|Noun||1.||tyrannosaur - 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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