megalosaur etymology

English word megalosaur comes from English -saur, English megalo- (Large, great or exaggerated.)

Detailed word origin of megalosaur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-saur English (eng) Used in the common names of extinct reptilian creatures such as dinosaurs.
megalo- English (eng) Large, great or exaggerated.
megalosaur English (eng) A carnivorous dinosaur of the Megalosauridae family.

Words with the same origin as megalosaur

Descendants of -saur
aigialosaur mesosaur pannoniasaur phytosaur plesiosaur pterosaur
Descendants of megalo-
megalerg megaloblast megalocephaly megalocornea megalocyte megalodisc megalodontia megalography megalokaryocyte megalopenis megalophallic megalophallus megalopolis megaloschizont megaloscope megaloureter megalourethra