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saurischian

noun saur·is·chi·an \(ˌ)s-ˈris-kē-ən\

Definition of SAURISCHIAN

:  any of an order (Saurischia) of herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaurs that have the pubis of the pelvis typically pointed downward and forward and that include the sauropods and theropods — compare ornithischian
saurischian adjective

Origin of SAURISCHIAN

New Latin Saurischia, ultimately from Greek sauros lizard + New Latin ischium ischium
First Known Use: circa 1889

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