saurischian[sô ris′kē ən]
saurischian definition by Webster's New World
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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
saurischian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A dinosaur of the order Saurischia, having a pelvic girdle similar to that of modern reptiles.adjective
Of or relating to the order Saurischia.
Origin: From New Latin Saurischia, order name : Greek sauros, lizard + Greek iskhion, hip joint.
saurischian - Science Definition
Any of various dinosaurs belonging to the group Saurischia, one of the two main divisions of dinosaurs. Saurischians had a pelvis similar to that of modern reptiles, in which the pubis pointed forward. Saurischians include all the carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods) as well as the herbivorous sauropods, and often grew to great size. Birds are descended from one group of saurischians. Compare ornithischian.