iguan·​odon | \ i-ˈgwä-nə-ˌdän How to pronounce iguanodon (audio) \

Definition of iguanodon

: any of a genus (Iguanodon) of very large herbivorous dinosaurs of the Early Cretaceous

Examples of iguanodon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, there is evidence that tyrannosaurids, like the T-Rex, suffered from gout and that iguanodons may have had osteoarthritis. Katie Hunt, CNN, "A rare disease among children is discovered in a 66-million-year-old dinosaur tumor," 13 Feb. 2020 Fostoria was an herbivore that stood on its hind legs and belonged to the same group of dinosaurs as iguanodons. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Dinosaur bones shimmering with opal reveal a new species," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of iguanodon

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iguanodon

New Latin Iguanodont-, Iguanodon, from Spanish iguana + Greek odōn tooth, from odont-, odous — more at tooth

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“Iguanodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iguanodon. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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