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[awr-nuh-thuh-pod, awr-nahy-thuh-] /ˈɔr nə θəˌpɒd, ɔrˈnaɪ θə-/
any herbivorous dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda whose members usually walked erect on their hind legs.
Origin of ornithopod
1885-90; < New Latin Ornithopoda (plural). See ornitho-, -pod Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ornithopod
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ornithopod


any herbivorous typically bipedal ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda, including the iguanodon
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Word Origin and History for ornithopod

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

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ornithopod in Science
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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