Ornitholestes

noun Or·nitho·les·tes \ȯ(r)ˌnithəˈle(ˌ)stēz, ˌȯ(r)nəthōˈl-\

Definition of Ornitholestes

  1. :  a genus of small light-boned carnivorous dinosaurs of the Jurassic with small skull, slender neck, and long slim fingers

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Origin and Etymology of ornitholestes

New Latin, from ornith- + Greek lēistēs robber; akin to Latin lucrum gain — more at lucre


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