Scelidosaurus

noun Scel·i·do·sau·rus

Definition of Scelidosaurus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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