Definition of oviraptor
: any of a genus (Oviraptor) of bipedal theropod dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous having a toothless muscular jaw, clawed finger and toes, and a crested skull and that are thought to have exhibited brooding behavior
Origin of oviraptor
New Latin, from ov- + Latin raptor plunderer — more at raptor
First Known Use: 1927
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