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ankylosaur

Line breaks: an¦kylo|saur
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋkɪləsɔː
 
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Definition of ankylosaur in English:

noun

A heavily built quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur of the Cretaceous period, armoured with bony plates.
  • Infraorder Ankylosauria, order Ornithischia: several genera, in particular Ankylosaurus
Example sentences
  • The ankylosaurs were heavily armoured dinosaurs, 2 to 10 meters long, quadrupedal, slow moving, and fed on swampy soft vegetation.
  • Skeletons range from twelve-foot remains of the armored dinosaurs known as ankylosaurs, with almost every piece of bony plate intact, to two-inch skeletons of early mammals, complete down to their fragile, microscopic ear bones.
  • These were the fragmentary remains of an armored dinosaur, an ankylosaur.

Origin

early 20th century: from modern Latin Ankylosaurus, from Greek ankulos (see ankylosis) + sauros 'lizard'.

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