ornithopod

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noun or·nith·o·pod \ȯr-ˈni-thə-ˌpäd, ˈȯr-ni-thə-\

Definition of ornithopod

  1. :  any of a suborder (Ornithopoda) of bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs (such as a hadrosaur) with digitigrade walking limbs usually having only three functional toes

Origin and Etymology of ornithopod

ultimately from Greek ornith- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: circa 1889


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