saurischian[sô ris′kē ən]
any of an order (Saurischia) of dinosaurs with, typically, a pelvic structure similar to that of modern reptiles, including the theropods and sauropods
of the saurischians
Any of various dinosaurs of the order Saurischia, having a pubic bone that points down and forward like that of modern reptiles, and including the sauropods, such as apatosaurus, and the theropods, such as T. rex.
Origin of saurischianFrom New Latin Saurischia, order name : Greek sauros, lizard + Greek iskhion, hip joint.
- Any dinosaur of the order Saurischia
(comparative more saurischian, superlative most saurischian)
- Characteristic of these dinosaurs