from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of extinct carnivorous dinosaurs, having digitigrade feet with prehensile claws, very small fore limbs, hollow limbbones, cavernous vertebræ, premaxillary teeth, and united pubes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (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.

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  • noun carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous


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