plural noun
Or·​ni·​thop·​o·​da | \ ˌȯ(r)nəˈthäpədə\

Definition of Ornithopoda

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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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Definition of Ornithopoda (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of ornithischia

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History and Etymology for Ornithopoda

Plural noun

New Latin, from ornith- + -poda

New Latin, from ornith- + -poda

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