any of a genus (Velociraptor) of small, swift, two-footed theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous Period
Origin of velociraptorModern Latin from Classical Latin velox, swift + raptor
A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor of the Cretaceous Period, having sickle-shaped talons, a long flat snout with sharp teeth, and feathers on the forelimbs.
Origin of velociraptorNew Latin Vēlōciraptor genus name Latin vēlōx, vē:lōc- fast ; see velocity . Latin raptor one who seizes ; see raptor .