Definition of theropod
: any of a suborder (Theropoda) of carnivorous bipedal saurischian dinosaurs (such as a tyrannosaur or velociraptor) usually having small forelimbs
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Modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs called theropods, whose members included the fearsome T-Rex and smaller Velociraptors.
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