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armored dinosaur

noun

ankylosaur

[ang-kuh-loh-sawr] /ˈæŋ kə loʊˌsɔr/
noun
1.
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
1905-1910
1905-10; < Neo-Latin Ankylosauria name of the suborder. See ankylo-, -saur, -ia
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ankylosaur

/ˈæŋkɪləʊˌsɔː/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from Greek ankulos crooked + -saur
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