ceratopsian(redirected from Ceratopsid)
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Any of various herbivorous quadrupedal ornithischian dinosaurs of the group Ceratopsia of the Cretaceous Period, having a beaked mouth, usually a bony frill on the back of the skull, and sometimes horns.
[From New Latin Cerātōpsia, suborder name : Greek keras, kerāt-, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots + Greek ōps, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
resembling or belonging to the Ceratopsia, a suborder of herbivorous dinosaurs characterized by their parrot-like beaks, horns, and neck frills
a dinosaur of the suborder Ceratopsia
Any of various medium-sized to large, plant-eating dinosaurs of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Ceratopsians walked on four legs and had a broad bony plate covering the neck, a beaked mouth, and one or more horns on the head. Triceratops is an example of a ceratopsian.
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|Noun||1.||ceratopsian - any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia|
protoceratops - small horned dinosaur
triceratops - huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill
styracosaur, styracosaurus - an unusual ceratopsian dinosaur having many large spikes around the edge of its bony frill and a long nose horn; late Cretaceous