ornithischian
noun Etymology: New Latin Ornithischia, from ornith- + ischium Date: 1933 any of an order (Ornithischia) of herbivorous dinosaurs (as a stegosaurus) that have the pubis of the pelvis rotated backward to a position parallel and close to the ischium — compare saurischianornithischian adjective

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  • ornithischian — [ôr΄nə this′kē ən] n. any of an order (Ornithischia) of plant eating dinosaurs with a birdlike pelvic structure, including the stegosaurus and triceratops adj. of the ornithischians …   English World dictionary

  • ornithischian — /awr neuh this kee euhn/, n. 1. any herbivorous dinosaur of the order Ornithischia, having a pelvis resembling that of a bird. Cf. saurischian. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Ornithischia. [1900 05; < NL Ornithischi(a) (ornith ORNITH +… …   Universalium

  • ornithischian — noun herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird • Syn: ↑ornithischian dinosaur • Hypernyms: ↑dinosaur • Hyponyms: ↑pisanosaur, ↑pisanosaurus, ↑staurikosaur, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ornithischian — noun Any of a group of dinosaurs, of the order Ornithischia, that have hips characteristic of birds …   Wiktionary

  • ornithischian — [ˌɔ:nɪ θɪskɪən, θɪʃɪən] noun Palaeontology a herbivorous dinosaur of a group with a pelvic structure resembling that of birds. Compare with saurischian. Origin C19: from mod. L. Ornithischia (name of an order), from Gk ornis, ornith bird +… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ornithischian — or·nith·is·chi·an …   English syllables

  • ornithischian — or•nith•is•chi•an [[t]ˌɔr nəˈθɪs ki ən[/t]] n. 1) pal any herbivorous dinosaur of the order Ornithischia, in which the pelvic structure resembles that of birds Compare saurischian 2) pal belonging or pertaining to the Ornithischia • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • ornithischian dinosaur — noun herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird • Syn: ↑ornithischian • Hypernyms: ↑dinosaur • Hyponyms: ↑pisanosaur, ↑pisanosaurus, ↑staurikosaur, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heterodontosauridae — Taxobox image width=250px image caption = Cast of the type specimen of Heterodontosaurus tucki name = Heterodontosaurids fossil range = Late Triassic Cretaceous regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida superordo = Dinosauria ordo …   Wikipedia

  • Heterodontosauridae —   Heterodontosauridae …   Wikipedia Español

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