compsognathus

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comp·sog·na·thus

 (kŏmp-sŏg′nə-thəs, kŏmp′səg-nā′-)
n.
A carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Compsognathus of the Jurassic Period, characterized by its very small size, thought to be about that of a chicken.

[New Latin genus name : Greek kompsos, refined, delicate + Greek gnathos, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.compsognathus - very small bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic in Bavariacompsognathus - very small bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic in Bavaria
bird-footed dinosaur, theropod, theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
genus Compsognathus - a reptile genus of Theropoda
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