/bron"teuh sawr'/, n.
a huge sauropod dinosaur of the genus Apatosaurus (formerly Brontosaurus) and closely related genera, of the Jurassic Period, having a massive body, a small head and long neck, and thick columnar limbs, and ranging up to 77 ft. (23.5 m) in length.

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  • brontosaur — ron to*saur , n. [NL., fr. Gr. bronth thunder + say^ros lizard.] (Paleon.) a dinosaur of the genus {Brontosaurus}; an individual may also be called a {brontosaurus} or an {apatosaurus}. [PJC] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brontosàur — m zool. geol. vrsta velikog divovskog reptila, izumrlog gmaza biljoždera iz jurske porodice sauropoda (Brontosaurus); brontozoum, {{c=1}}usp. {{ref}}apatosaur{{/ref}} ✧ {{001f}}nlat. ← grč …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • brontosaur — brontosàur m DEFINICIJA zool. geol. veliki divovski reptil, izumrli gmaz biljožder iz jurske porodice sauropoda (Brontosaurus); brontozoum, usp. apatosaur ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. brontosaurus ← grč. brontḗ: grom, grmljavina + saȗros: gušter …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • brontosaur — ☆ brontosaur [brän′tō sôr΄, brän΄təsôr΄ ] n. [ModL < Gr brontē, thunder (for IE base see BROME) + SAUR] APATOSAURUS: also brontosaurus [brän΄tō sôəs] brontosaurian [brän΄tō sôr′ē ən, brän΄tə sôr′ē ən] adj …   English World dictionary

  • brontosaur — noun see brontosaurus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brontosaur — noun An apatosaur …   Wiktionary

  • brontosaur — n. huge herbivorous prehistoric dinosaur …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brontosaur — bron·to·saur …   English syllables

  • brontosaur — bron•to•saur [[t]ˈbrɒn təˌsɔr[/t]] n. 1) pal a huge sauropod dinosaur of the Jurassic genus Apatosaurus (formerly Brontosaurus), having a long, flexible neck and thick limbs 2) pal any sauropod • Etymology: < NLBrontosaurus(1879) = Gk bronto …   From formal English to slang

  • brontosaur — noun huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic • Syn: ↑apatosaur, ↑apatosaurus, ↑brontosaurus, ↑thunder lizard, ↑Apatosaurus excelsus • Hypernyms: ↑sauropod, ↑sauropod dinosaur …   Useful english dictionary

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