[awr-nuh-thuh-pod, awr-nahy-thuh-]
any herbivorous dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda whose members usually walked erect on their hind legs.

1885–90; < Neo-Latin Ornithopoda (plural). See ornitho-, -pod

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ornithopod (ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd)
any herbivorous typically bipedal ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda, including the iguanodon

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ornithopod   (ôr-nĭth'ə-pŏd')  Pronunciation Key 
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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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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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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