Definition of velociraptor in English:


Syllabification: ve·loc·i·rap·tor
Pronunciation: /vəˈläsəˌraptər


  • A small dromaeosaurid dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period.
    • Genus Velociraptor, family Dromaeosauridae, suborder Theropoda
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    • Most predatory dinosaurs such as tyrannosaurs and velociraptors have usually been depicted in museums, films and books as covered in a thick hide of dull brown or green skin.
    • Some researchers have suggested that Archaeopteryx could in fact be the ancestor of a group of dinosaurs that includes velociraptors, made famous by Jurassic Park.
    • I've not seen such determined hunting in packs since the velociraptors in Jurassic Park.


modern Latin, from Latin velox, veloc- 'swift' + raptor.

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