ceratopsian


cer·a·top·sian

noun \ˌsər-ə-ˈtäp-sē-ən\

Definition of CERATOPSIAN

:  any of a suborder (Ceratopsia) of ornithischian dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous having horns, a sharp horny beak, and a bony frill projecting backward from the skull
ceratopsian adjective

Origin of CERATOPSIAN

New Latin Ceratopsia, from Ceratops, a genus, from Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps face — more at horn, eye
First Known Use: 1909

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