ornithischian

noun or·nith·is·chi·an \ ˌȯr-nə-ˈthi-skē-ən \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of ornithischian

: any of an order (Ornithischia) of herbivorous dinosaurs (such as a stegosaurus) that have the pubis of the pelvis rotated backward to a position parallel and close to the ischium — compare saurischian

ornithischian

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ornithischian

New Latin Ornithischia, from ornith- + ischium


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