hadrosaurid

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noun had·ro·sau·rid \ˌha-drə-ˈsȯr-əd\

Definition of hadrosaurid

plural

hadrosaurids

  1. :  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

hadrosaurid

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

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First Known Use of hadrosaurid

circa 1893


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