deinonychus

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dei·non·y·chus

 (dī-nŏn′ĭ-kəs)
n.
A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Deinonychus of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by sickle-shaped talons and powerful jaws.

[New Latin Deinonychus, genus name : Greek deinos, fearful, terrifying + Greek onux, onukh-, nail, claw; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.]

deinonychus

(daɪˈnɒnɪkəs)
n
a genus of carnivorous dinosaur which existed in the early Cretaceous period, notable for the unusually large curved claws on the second toe of its feet
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Noun1.deinonychus - swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind footdeinonychus - swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind foot; of the Cretaceous
maniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod
genus Deinonychus - advanced bipedal carnivorous dinosaur