megalo-, megal-, -megalia, -megaly

(Greek: large, big, very big)

Largest of the planktonic organisms, typically greater than 10 mm in diameter.
1. Used (frequently with a capital letter) as a designation of a very large city or its way of life.
2. The practice of building large cities.
3. A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.
megalopolitan, megapolitan
1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a megalopolis.
2. An inhabitant of a megalopolis.
This “great lizard” is from Middle and Late Jurassic period onward and found in Europe and in other regions of the world.
A “great” or “big lizard” from Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous periods and found in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. It is said to be the first dinosaur bone on record to be discovered (1677) in England. This creature was previously known as Magnosaurus and Nuthetes. Named by Dean William Buckland (1784-1856) in 1824.

Buckland was a British fossil hunter, clergyman, and Oxford don (a Reader in Geology and Mineralogy) who discovered Megalosaurus in 1819. It is supposed to be the first dinosaur to be described scientifically and the first theropod dinosaur discovered.

A condition relating to an abnormally large size and fusion of two or more fingers and/or toes.
A condition characterized by an abnormally large size and fusion of two or more digits.
Enlarement of the prostate.
splanchnomegaly, splanchnomegalia
An abnormal enlargement of any or all visceral organs; visceromegaly.

Related "big, large, great" words: grand-; macro-; magni-; major-; maxi-; mega-.