ankylosaur

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Related to Ankylosauria: Stegosauria, ankylosaurus, Ornithopoda

an·ky·lo·saur

 (ăng′kə-lō-sôr′)
[From New Latin Ankylosaurus, genus name; see ankylosaurus.]

ankylosaur

(ˈæŋkɪləʊˌsɔː) or

ankylosaurus

n
(Palaeontology) any of various quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs constituting the suborder Ankylosauria, which were most abundant in upper Cretaceous times and had a very heavily armoured tanklike body
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek ankulos crooked + -saur]

an•ky•lo•saur

(ˈæŋ kə loʊˌsɔr)

n.
any short-legged, plant-eating dinosaur of the suborder Ankylosauria, of the Cretaceous Period, being armored in thick bony plates.
[1905–10; < New Latin Ankylosauria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ankylosaur - having the back covered with thick bony platesankylosaur - having the back covered with thick bony plates; thought to have walked with a sprawling gait resembling a lizard's
armored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armour
genus Ankylosaurus - armored herbivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
Edmontonia - heavily armored and highly spiked dinosaur with semi-upright posture
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