Definition of ornithopod in English:

ornithopod

Line breaks: or¦ni¦tho|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd
 
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noun

  • A mainly bipedal herbivorous dinosaur.
    • Infraorder Ornithopoda, order Ornithischia; includes the hadrosaurs, iguanodon, hypsilophodon, etc.
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    • The ornithopods, for example, depended on fleetness of foot and acute sight and hearing.
    • Such stomach stones or gastroliths have been reported from the gut regions or found nearby of prosauropods, sauropods and ornithopods.
    • Virtually all of the common major groups of theropods and ornithopods typical of the Late Cretaceous of northern North America are present.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Ornithopoda, from Greek ornis, ornith- 'bird' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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