Coelophysis

noun Coe·lo·phy·sis \ sēˈlōfəzə̇s , -läf- , -sə̇s \

Definition of Coelophysis

: a genus of small primitive carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs (suborder Theropoda) of the Upper Triassic of North America

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Origin and Etymology of coelophysis

New Latin, from coel- + Greek physis nature, appearance


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