saurischian

saurischian

[saw-ris-kee-uhn]
noun
1.
any herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur of the order Saurischia, having a three-pronged pelvis resembling that of a crocodile. Compare ornithischian.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Saurischia.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Saurischi(a) name of the order (Saur(ia) (see -saur) + Latin -ischi(um) ischium + -a -a1) + -an

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saurischian (sɔːˈrɪskɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Saurischia, an order of late Triassic to Cretaceous dinosaurs including the theropods and sauropods
 
n
2.  any dinosaur belonging to the order Saurischia; a lizard-hipped dinosaur
 
[C19: from New Latin Saurischia, from saurus + ischium]

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saurischian   (sô-rĭs'kē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various dinosaurs belonging to the group Saurischia, one of the two main divisions of dinosaurs. Saurischians had a pelvis similar to that of modern reptiles, in which the pubis pointed forward. Saurischians include all the carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods) as well as the herbivorous sauropods, and often grew to great size. Birds are descended from one group of saurischians. Compare ornithischian.
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