Definition of mosasaurid in English:

mosasaurid

Pronunciation /ˌməʊsəˈsɔːrɪd/

noun

  • A reptile of the extinct family Mosasauridae ; a mosasaur.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From mosasaur + -id, after scientific Latin Mosasauridae, family name from Mosasaurus + -idae.