eoraptor

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e·o·rap·tor

 (ē′ō-răp′tər)
n.
A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Eoraptor of the Triassic Period, characterized by a grasping hand and numerous sharp teeth. Eoraptor is one of the earliest known dinosaurs.

[New Latin Ēōraptor, genus name : eo- + Latin raptor, one who seizes; see raptor.]
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Noun1.eoraptor - a theropod dinosaur of the genus Eoraptor
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 Eoraptor - primitive theropod found in Argentina; early Triassic
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