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protoceratops

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noun pro·to·cer·a·tops \ˌprō-(ˌ)tō-ˈser-ə-ˌtäps\

Definition of protoceratops

  1. :  any of a genus (Protoceratops) of small herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous that lacked horns



Origin of protoceratops

New Latin, from prot- + Ceratops, a genus — more at ceratopsian


First Known Use: 1979


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