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Meaning of CERATOSAURUS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

CERATOSAURUS is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: ceratosaur
 
 See Also: bird-footed dinosaur, coelophysis, suborder Ceratosaura, theropod, theropod dinosaur

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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