/duy'neuh sawr"ee euhn/, adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a dinosaur.
2. a dinosaur.
[ < NL Dinosauri(a) (1841), orig. a name for a suborder or tribe (see DINO-, SAURIAN) + -AN]

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