noun the·ro·pod \ˈthir-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of theropod

  1. :  any of a suborder (Theropoda) of carnivorous bipedal saurischian dinosaurs (such as a tyrannosaur or velociraptor) usually having small forelimbs

Origin and Etymology of theropod

New Latin Theropoda, from Greek thēr wild animal + pod-, pous foot — more at fierce, foot

First Known Use: circa 1891

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