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utahraptor

Line breaks: utah|rap¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːtɔːˌraptə
 
, ˈjuːtə-/

Definition of utahraptor in English:

noun

A large dromaeosaurid dinosaur, the remains of which were discovered in Utah in 1992. It was twice the size of deinonychus.
  • Genus Utahraptor, family Dromaeosauridae, suborder Theropoda
Example sentences
  • The two utahraptors kill their victim efficiently, cleanly, with a flurry of slashes, hindclaws and foreclaws together.
  • It is thought that with the super-slashing claw on each hind foot, the Utahraptor could deliver a death sentence to a dinosaur with one kick.
  • The Utahraptor stood nearly six feet tall and weighed more than 1500 pounds.

Origin

modern Latin, from Utah + raptor.

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