oviraptor
noun Etymology: New Latin, from ov- + Latin raptor plunderer — more at raptor Date: 1927 any of a genus (Oviraptor) of bipedal theropod dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous having a toothless muscular jaw, clawed finger and toes, and a crested skull and that are thought to have exhibited brooding behavior

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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