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ornithopod

[awr-nuh-thuh-pod, awr-nahy-thuh-] /ˈɔr nə θəˌpɒd, ɔrˈnaɪ θə-/
noun
1.
any herbivorous dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda whose members usually walked erect on their hind legs.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin Ornithopoda (plural). See ornitho-, -pod
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  • Such a predator would have been unable to take on an adult ornithopod.
  • The second set of tracks, which head in the opposite direction, belonged to an upright-standing dinosaur called an ornithopod.
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ornithopod

/ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any herbivorous typically bipedal ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda, including the iguanodon
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Word Origin and History for ornithopod
n.

1888, from Modern Latin Ornithopoda (1881), from ornitho- + Greek podos, genitive of pous "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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ornithopod
  (ôr-nĭth'ə-pŏd')   
One of the main types of ornithischian dinosaurs, including the hadrosaurs. Ornithopods walked on their hind legs and had three blunt toes on each foot. They lived from the late Triassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous Period.
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Encyclopedia Article for ornithopod

any member of the group of ornithischian dinosaurs characterized by a two-legged (bipedal) stance, from which the group's name, meaning "bird-foot," is derived

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