theropod
noun Etymology: New Latin Theropoda, from Greek thēr wild animal + pod-, pous foot — more at fierce, foot Date: circa 1891 any of a suborder (Theropoda) of carnivorous bipedal saurischian dinosaurs (as a tyrannosaur or velociraptor) usually having small forelimbs

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  • theropod — [thir′ə päd΄] n. [< ModL Theropoda < Gr thēr, a wild beast (see FIERCE) + PODA] any of a suborder (Theropoda) of flesh eating saurischian dinosaurs that walked mainly on the hind legs …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • theropod — noun any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs • Syn: ↑theropod dinosaur, ↑bird footed dinosaur • Hypernyms: ↑saurischian, ↑saurischian dinosaur • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • theropod — noun Any large, bipedal dinosaur, of the suborder Theropoda, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods …   Wiktionary

  • theropod — [ θɪərə(ʊ)pɒd] noun a dinosaur of a group including bipedal carnivores such as the carnosaurs and dromaeosaurs. Origin 1930s: from mod. L. Theropoda (plural), from Gk thēr beast + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • theropod — the·ro·pod …   English syllables

  • theropod — the•ro•pod [[t]ˈθɪər əˌpɒd[/t]] n. pal any saurischian dinosaur of the suborder Theropoda, comprising carnivorous dinosaurs that had short forelimbs and moved on powerful hind legs • Etymology: < NL Theropoda (1881) …   From formal English to slang

  • theropod — /ˈθɛrəpɒd/ (say theruhpod) noun one of a family of carnivorous dinosaurs, characterised by their ability to stand on two legs, as the tyrannosaurus and the velociraptor …   Australian English dictionary

  • theropod dinosaur — noun any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs • Syn: ↑theropod, ↑bird footed dinosaur • Hypernyms: ↑saurischian, ↑saurischian dinosaur • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Joan Wiffen's Theropod — New Zealand Theropod Temporal range: Late Cretaceous Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class …   Wikipedia

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