Definition of iguanodon in English:


Line breaks: iguano|don
Pronunciation: /ɪˈɡwɑːnədɒn


A large partly bipedal herbivorous dinosaur of the early to mid Cretaceous period, with a broad stiff tail and the thumb developed into a spike.
  • Genus Iguanodon, infraorder Ornithopoda, order Ornithischia
More example sentences
  • Aladar the iguanodon, the Tarzan of the dinosaur world, is raised by lemurs.
  • While still but a lowly egg, a baby iguanodon becomes permanently separated from his momma during a vicious carnosaur attack.
  • Still more shadowy were the sinister crocodilian outlines - alligators and other horrible reptiles, culminating in the colossal lizard, the iguanodon.


modern Latin, from iguana + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth' (because its teeth resemble those of the iguana).

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