Theropod Definition

thîrə-pŏd
theropods
noun
theropods
Any of a suborder (Theropoda) of flesh-eating saurischian dinosaurs that walked mainly on the hind legs.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
bird-footed dinosaurtheropod dinosaur

Other Word Forms of Theropod

Noun

Singular:
theropod
Plural:
theropods

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

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