ankylosaur

[ ang-kuh-loh-sawr ]
/ ˈæŋ kə loʊˌsɔr /

noun

any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Ankylosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having the body covered with thick, bony plates.

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Also called armored dinosaur.

Origin of ankylosaur

First recorded in 1905–10, ankylosaur is from the New Latin word Ankylosauria name of the suborder. See ancylo-, -saur, -ia
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Example sentences from the Web for ankylosaur

  • The Polacanthus and Ankylosaur developed a most effective armour-plating over the rear.

British Dictionary definitions for ankylosaur

ankylosaur
/ (ˈæŋkɪləʊˌsɔː) /

noun

any of various quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs constituting the suborder Ankylosauria, which were most abundant in upper Cretaceous times and had a very heavily armoured tanklike body

Word Origin for ankylosaur

C20: from New Latin, from Greek ankulos crooked + -saur
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