had·​ro·​sau·​rid | \ ˌha-drə-ˈsȯr-əd How to pronounce hadrosaurid (audio) \
plural hadrosaurids

Definition of hadrosaurid

: hadrosaur, duck-billed dinosaur Like ceratopsians, they too had closely packed chewing teeth, but by the time hadrosaurids evolved, the dentition consisted of relatively small teeth that were organized into a complex battery, all the better for grinding up vegetation.— David B. Weishampel, Natural History, June 1995

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hadrosaurid adjective
… members of the hadrosaurid family apparently nurtured their young. — Richard Monastersky, Science News, 22 Oct. 1988

First Known Use of hadrosaurid

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Hadrosaurid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hadrosaurid. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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