Scelidosaurus

noun
Scel·​i·​do·​sau·​rus

Definition of Scelidosaurus

: a genus of European Lower Jurassic dinosaurs (suborder Stegosauria) having a dermal armor of longitudinal series of small tubercles and scutes on the back and tail

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History and Etymology for Scelidosaurus

New Latin, from scelid- (from Greek -skelid-, -skelis leg—as in periskelid-, periskelis band worn on the leg, anklet—from skelos leg) + -o- + -saurus

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“Scelidosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scelidosaurus. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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