noun the·ro·pod \ˈthir-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of THEROPOD

:  any of a suborder (Theropoda) of carnivorous bipedal saurischian dinosaurs (as a tyrannosaur or velociraptor) usually having small forelimbs

Origin of THEROPOD

New Latin Theropoda, from Greek thēr wild animal + pod-, pous foot — more at fierce, foot
First Known Use: circa 1891


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