Definition of carnosaur in English:

carnosaur

(also carnosaurus)

noun

  • A large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur, typically one with greatly reduced forelimbs.

    • ‘The large carnosaurs and tyrannosaurs also appear to have shorter teeth than would be expected for a mammalian carnivore of their body size.’
    • ‘In this classification scheme, carnosaurs represent the largest carnivorous animals to ever walk the land.’
    • ‘Many carnosaurs have fairly good-sized forelimbs, unlike the Tyrannosauridae.’
    • ‘Allosaurus, predecessor to the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the dominant ‘carnosaur’ - carnivorous dinosaur - of the mid-Jurassic age, has been well known to palaeontologists for decades.’
    • ‘On average, the carnosaurs were larger than most other theropods.’

Origin

1930s: from modern Latin, from Latin caro, carn- flesh + Greek sauros lizard.

Pronunciation:

carnosaur

/ˈkärnəˌsôr/