oviraptor

noun ovi·rap·tor \ ˈō-və-ˌrap-tər \

Definition of oviraptor

: any of a genus (Oviraptor) of bipedal theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous having a toothless muscular jaw, clawed finger and toes, and a crested skull and that are thought to have exhibited brooding behavior

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Origin and Etymology of oviraptor

New Latin, from ov- + Latin raptor plunderer — more at raptor


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