Any of various herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs of the group Ornithopoda, often having specialized dentition for grinding plant food, and including the hadrosaurs.
Any of a suborder (Ornithopoda) of ornithischian dinosaurs that walked upright on digitigrade hind feet.
One of the main types of ornithischian dinosaurs, including the hadrosaurs. Ornithopods walked on their hind legs and had three blunt toes on each foot. They lived from the late Triassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous Period.
Other Word Forms
Origin of ornithopod
- New Latin Ornīthopoda suborder name ornitho– (from resemblance of their hind feet to those of modern birds) New Latin -poda -pod
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition