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ornithopod

[ awr-nuh-thuh-pod, awr-nahy-thuh- ]
/ ˈɔr nə θəˌpɒd, ɔrˈnaɪ θə- /
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noun
any herbivorous dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda whose members usually walked erect on their hind legs.
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Origin of ornithopod

First recorded in 1885–90, ornithopod is from the New Latin word Ornithopoda (plural). See ornitho-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for ornithopod

ornithopod
/ (ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd) /

noun
any herbivorous typically bipedal ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda, including the iguanodon
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Scientific definitions for ornithopod

ornithopod
[ ôr-nĭthə-pŏd′ ]

One of the main types of ornithischian dinosaurs, including the hadrosaurs. Ornithopods walked on their hind legs and had three blunt toes on each foot. They lived from the late Triassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous Period.
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