bird-footed dinosaur

bird-footed dinosaur
/berrd"foot'id/
theropod.

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  • theropod — /thear euh pod /, n. any member of the suborder Theropoda, comprising carnivorous dinosaurs that had short forelimbs and walked or ran on their hind legs. Also called bird footed dinosaur. [ < NL Theropoda (1881) suborder name; see THERE, O ,… …   Universalium

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  • ornithomimid — noun lightly built medium sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyes • Hypernyms: ↑theropod, ↑theropod dinosaur, ↑bird footed dinosaur • Hyponyms: ↑struthiomimus, ↑deinocheirus • …   Useful english dictionary

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