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ceratopsian

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noun cer·a·top·sian \ˌsər-ə-ˈtäp-sē-ən\

Definition of ceratopsian

  1. :  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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