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Word Origin and History for ankylosaurus

n.

Cretaceous armored dinosaur, 1907, Modern Latin, from Greek ankylos "crooked" (see angle (n.)) + -saurus.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • Stegopelta of the Cretaceous of Wyoming is more nearly related to Ankylosaurus.

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ankylosaurus in Science

ankylosaurus

[ăng′kə-lō-sôrəs]
  1. A large, herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Ankylosaurus of the Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurs had a squat, heavily armored body and a clubbed tail.
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