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ceratosaurus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceratosaurus  \Cer`a*to*sau"rus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ke`ras  a  horn 
  +  ?  lizard.]  (Paleon.) 
  A  carnivorous  American  Jurassic  dinosaur  allied  to  the 
  European  Megalosaurus.  The  animal  was  nearly  twenty  feet  in 
  length,  and  the  skull  bears  a  bony  horn  core  on  the  united 
  nasal  bones.  See  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ceratosaurus 
  n  :  primitive  medium-sized  theropod;  swift-running  bipedal 
  carnivorous  dinosaur  having  grasping  hands  with  sharp 
  claws  and  a  short  horn  between  the  nostrils;  Jurassic  in 
  North  America  [syn:  {ceratosaur}] 




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