hadrosaur

[had-ruh-sawr]
noun
a bipedal dinosaur of the genus Hadrosaurus, belonging to the ornithopod family Hadrosauridae of the late Cretaceous Period, having broad, flat jaws for scooping up water plants.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Hadrosaurus (1858) genus name, equivalent to Greek hadr(ós) thick, bulky + -o- -o- + saûros -saur

hadrosaurian, adjective
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hadrosaur or hadrosaurus (ˈhædrəˌsɔː, ˌhædrəˈsɔːrəs)
 
n
Also called: duck-billed dinosaur any one of a large group of bipedal Upper Cretaceous dinosaurs of the genus Anatosaurus, Maiasaura, Edmontosaurus, and related genera: partly aquatic, with a duck-billed skull and webbed feet
 
[C19: from Greek hadros thick, fat + -saur]
 
hadrosaurus or hadrosaurus
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek hadros thick, fat + -saur]

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hadrosaur   (hād'rə-sôr')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various medium-sized to large dinosaurs of the group Hadrosauroidea of the Cretaceous Period. Hadrosaurs had a duck-like bill and a mouth containing many series of rough grinding teeth for chewing tough plants. They walked on two legs or on all fours and had hoofed feet. Many hadrosaurs bore hollow crests on their skulls. They were the last and largest ornithopod dinosaurs. Also called duck-billed dinosaur.
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We were excavating dinosaur bones from three dinosaurs at once: a triceratops, a hadrosaur, and one as yet unidentified.
The amount of skin indicates how muscular the hadrosaur was and, consequently, how fast it could run.
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