hadrosaurid

noun had·ro·sau·rid \ ˌha-drə-ˈsȯr-əd \

Definition of hadrosaurid

plural hadrosaurids
: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. WeishampelNatural HistoryJune 1995

hadrosaurid

adjective
    • … members of the hadrosaurid family apparently nurtured their young.
    • —Richard MonasterskyScience News22 Oct. 1988

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First Known Use of hadrosaurid

circa 1893


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