velociraptor

noun ve·loc·i·rap·tor \ və-ˈlä-sə-ˌrap-tər \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of velociraptor

: any of a genus (Velociraptor) of theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous having a long head with a flat snout and a large sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot

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Origin and Etymology of velociraptor

borrowed from New Latin, from Latin vēlōc-, vēlōx "swift, rapid" + -i- -i- + raptor "plunderer, predator" — more at velocity, raptor


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