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dino +‎ -phile


dinophile (plural dinophiles)

  1. (informal) One who is keenly interested in dinosaurs.
    • 2002, Allen A. Debus & Diane E. Debus, Paleoimagery: The Evolution of Dinosaurs in Art, McFarland & Company (2002), →ISBN, page 126:
      For what self-respecting dinophile would want to think of his favorite stock—the carnivorous lineage known as theropods—in undignified fashion, all covered with feathers?
    • 2002, Charles L. P. Silet, "Introduction", The Films of Steven Spielberg (ed. Charles L. P. Silet), Scarecrow Press (2002), →ISBN, page xviii:
      Stephen Jay Gould, an admitted dinophile since childhood, examines Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park and our fascination with dinosaurs from a variety of perspectives, both scientific and cultural.
    • 2012, Eric Peterson, Frommer's Utah, John Wiley & Sons (2012), →ISBN, page 32:
      For the true dinophile, drive about 35 miles out of town to the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, where you'll find relics of more than 70 dinosaurs.