Definition of theropod in English:

theropod

Line breaks: thero|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪərə(ʊ)pɒd
 
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noun

  • A carnivorous dinosaur of a group whose members were typically bipedal and ranged from small and delicately built to very large.
    • Suborder Theropoda, order Saurischia; includes the carnosaurs, ornithomimosaurs, coelurosaurs, and dromaeosaurids
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    • Much fossil evidence has been uncovered supporting the idea that birds evolved from a group of bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs called theropods.
    • We know that it is a dromaeosaur, a theropod and relative of Velociraptor.
    • Case said the shape of the teeth and features of the feet were characteristic of a group of dinosaurs known as theropods, which includes the tyrannosaurs, as well as all other meat-eating dinosaurs.

Origin

1930s: from Greek thēr 'beast' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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