Definition of giganotosaurus in US English:

giganotosaurus

noun

  • An enormous carnivorous dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, resembling the tyrannosaurs.

    Genus Giganotosaurus, suborder Theropoda, order Saurischia

    • ‘In the Dinosaur TV Special, Nigel comes face to face with the biggest dinosaur that ever lived, Argentinosauraus, and the awesome predator Giganotosaurus in an exhilarating journey.’
    • ‘Allain says Mapusaurus is more closely related to the Argentinian Giganotosaurus than to the African species.’
    • ‘With the discovery of Giganotosaurus and related forms, Carnosauria is once again the home of the world's largest terrestrial predators.’
    • ‘Blanco had successfully used a similar method to estimate the speed of 30 living mammals and the T-rex-like dinosaur Giganotosaurus.’
    • ‘He comes face to face with the awesome predator Giganotosaurus in an exhilarating journey.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek gigas ‘giant’ + nōton ‘back’ + sauros ‘lizard’.

Pronunciation

giganotosaurus

/jīˌɡəˈnōdəsôrəs/