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A member of the genus Megalosaurus or related genera (originally regarded as members of a distinct family) of large carnivorous dinosaurs.
Of, relating to, or designating dinosaurs of a group related to Megalosaurus.
1920s; earliest use found in Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. From scientific Latin Megalosauridae, family name from Megalosaurus + -idae.
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