Theropoda

plural noun
The·​rop·​o·​da | \ thiˈräpədə \

Definition of Theropoda

: a suborder of Saurischia that comprises carnivorous digitigrade dinosaurs having premaxillary teeth, small forelimbs, and simple slender pubic bones meeting in a symphysis and walking on their hind legs — see compsognathus , megalosaurus

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History and Etymology for Theropoda

New Latin, from ther- + -poda

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“Theropoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Theropoda. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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