Compsognathus Comp*sog"na*thus (k[o^]mp*s[o^]g"n[.a]*th[u^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kompo`s elegant, pretty + gna`qos jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of carnivorous Dinosauria found in the Jurassic formation with a slender body, and remarkable for having several birdlike features. It reached a length of 30 inches when adult. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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