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plural noun

: a suborder of the order Ornithischia comprising bipedal dinosaurs having distinctly digitigrade hind limbs usually with only three functional toes which are blunt and having also hollow limb bones, a fourth trochanter on the femur, and no dermal armor


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taxonomic synonym of ornithischia

Word History


Plural noun

New Latin, from ornith- + -poda

New Latin, from ornith- + -poda

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“Ornithopoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ornithopoda. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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