Theropod meaning

thîrə-pŏd
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Any of various carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the group Theropoda. Theropods walked on two legs and had small forelimbs and a large skull with long jaws and sharp teeth. Most theropods were of small or medium size, but some grew very large, like Tyrannosaurus. Theropods lived throughout the Mesozoic Era.
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Any of various chiefly carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the large group Theropoda, characterized by bipedal locomotion, long jaws, and short forelimbs, and including allosaurus and velociraptor.
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Any of a suborder (Theropoda) of flesh-eating saurischian dinosaurs that walked mainly on the hind legs.
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Any large, bipedal dinosaur, of the suborder Theropoda, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
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Origin of theropod

  • From New Latin Thēropoda suborder name Greek thēr wild beast ghwer- in Indo-European roots New Latin -poda -pod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition