protoceratops

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noun pro·to·cer·a·tops \ ˌprō-(ˌ)tō-ˈser-ə-ˌtäps \

Definition of protoceratops

:any of a genus (Protoceratops) of small herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous that lacked horns

Origin and Etymology of protoceratops

New Latin, from prot- + Ceratops, a genus — more at ceratopsian


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