triceratops

[ trahy-ser-uh-tops ]
/ traɪˈsɛr əˌtɒps /
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noun

any of various dinosaurs of the genus Triceratops, of the late Cretaceous Period, having a bony crest on the neck, a long horn over each eye, and a shorter horn on the nose.

Origin of triceratops

1890–95; < New Latin < Greek trikérat(os) three-horned (see tri-, cerat-), + ṓps face, eye
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British Dictionary definitions for triceratops

triceratops

/ (traɪˈsɛrəˌtɒps) /

noun

any rhinoceros-like herbivorous dinosaur of the ornithischian genus Triceratops, of Cretaceous times, having a heavily armoured neck and three horns on the skull

Word Origin for triceratops

C19: from New Latin, from tri- + Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps eye
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Science definitions for triceratops

triceratops

[ trī-sĕrə-tŏps′ ]

A large herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Triceratops of the late Cretaceous Period, measuring up to 7.6 m (25 ft) in length. Triceratops had a squat, tanklike body, a beaklike mouth with a short horn over it, and a long horn over each eye. The back of its neck was covered with a wide, bony plate.

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