ankylosaur

ankylosaur

[ang-kuh-loh-sawr]
noun
any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Ankylosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having the body covered with thick, bony plates.
Also called armored dinosaur.


Origin:
1905–10; < Neo-Latin Ankylosauria name of the suborder. See ankylo-, -saur, -ia

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ankylosaur (ˈæŋkɪləʊˌsɔː)
 
n
any of various quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs constituting the suborder Ankylosauria, which were most abundant in upper Cretaceous times and had a very heavily armoured tanklike body
 
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek ankulos crooked + -saur]

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ankylosaurus (āng'kə-lō-sôr'əs) or ankylosaur   (āng'kə-lō-sôr'əs)  Pronunciation Key 
A large, herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Ankylosaurus of the Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurs had a squat, heavily armored body and a clubbed tail.
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