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velociraptor vs. raptor

[ vuh-los-uh-rap-ter, ‐tawr ]
  1. a small carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor, from the late Cretaceous period, capable of leaping, and growing to a length of about 6 feet (2 meters), having feathers, a flat snout, short forelimbs with large handlike talons, and a large sickle-shaped claw on each foot.
[ rap-ter, -tawr ]
  1. a raptorial bird.
  2. a velociraptor or other small dinosaur with similar characteristics.

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