Definition of Rhynchosaurus in US English:

Rhynchosaurus

(also Rhyncosaurus)

noun

  • A genus of rhynchosaurs known from European fossils of the middle Triassic period, having a short, broad head; (also rhynchosaurus) a reptile of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From scientific Latin Rhynchosaurus from rhyncho- + -saurus.

Pronunciation

Rhynchosaurus

/ˌrɪŋkə(ʊ)ˈsɔːrəs/