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velociraptor   (və-lŏs'ə-rāp'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
A small, fast, carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor of the Cretaceous Period that was about 2 m (6.5 ft) in length. It had long curved claws for grasping and tearing at prey, walked on two legs that were adapted for leaping, and had a long stiff tail used as a counterweight. Velociraptors were a kind of raptor.
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velociraptor

noun
small active carnivore that probably fed on protoceratops; possibly related more closely to birds than to other dinosaurs 
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Example sentences for velociraptor
It resembles velociraptor in having large, fanglike teeth in the front of the jaws.
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