Velociraptor meaning

və-lŏsə-răptər
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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.
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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.
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Any of a genus (Velociraptor) of small, swift, two-footed theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous Period.
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A small, fast, carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor of the Cretaceous Period that was about 2 m (6.5 ft) in length. It had long curved claws for grasping and tearing at prey, walked on two legs that were adapted for leaping, and had a long stiff tail used as a counterweight. Velociraptors were a kind of raptor.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Dromaeosauridae — the velociraptor dinosaur.
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Origin of velociraptor

  • New Latin Vēlōciraptor genus name Latin vēlōx, vē:lōc- fast velocity Latin raptor one who seizes raptor

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

  • New Latin Vēlōciraptor genus name Latin vēlōx, vē:lōc- fast velocity Latin raptor one who seizes raptor

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

  • Latin velox (“swift”) + raptor (“thief”)

    From Wiktionary