TheropodaThe*rop"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a beast + ?, ?, foot.] (Paleon.) An order of carnivorous dinosaurs in which the feet are less birdlike, and hence more like those of an ordinary quadruped, than in the Ornithopoda. It includes the rapacious genera Megalosaurus, Creosaurus, and their allies.
|carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|