Trachodon

noun
Trach·​odon | \ ˈtrakəˌdän, ˈtrāk- \

Definition of Trachodon

1 in former classifications : a genus of hadrosaurs including forms now placed in other hadrosaurid genera (such as Edmontosaurus and Lambeosaurus)
2 trachodon, plural trachodons, dated : a dinosaur of the genus Trachodon

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Other Words from Trachodon

trachodont \ -​nt \ adjective or noun
trachodontid \ ¦⸗⸗¦däntə̇d \ adjective

First Known Use of Trachodon

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Trachodon

New Latin, from Greek trachys rough + New Latin -odon

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“Trachodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trachodon. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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