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theropod

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noun the·ro·pod \ˈthir-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of theropod

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



Origin and Etymology 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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