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ankylosaurus

n.

Cretaceous armored dinosaur, 1907, Modern Latin, from Greek ankylos "crooked" (see angle (n.)) + -saurus.

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ankylosaurus (āng'kə-lō-sôr'əs) or ankylosaur
  (āng'kə-lō-sôr'əs)   
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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Ankylosaurus

armoured ornithischian dinosaurs that lived 70 million to 65 million years ago in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurus is a genus belonging to a larger group (infraorder Ankylosauria) of related four-legged, herbivorous, heavily armoured dinosaurs that flourished throughout the Cretaceous Period (144 million to 65 million years ago).

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