velociraptor(redirected from Velicraptor)
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A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor of the Cretaceous Period, having sickle-shaped talons, a long flat snout with sharp teeth, and feathers on the forelimbs.
[New Latin Vēlōciraptor, genus name : Latin vēlōx, vē:lōc-, fast; see velocity + Latin raptor, one who seizes; see raptor.]
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a type of bipedal dinosaur resembling a smaller T. Rex
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A small, fast, meat-eating dinosaur of the Cretaceous Period about 6 feet (2 meters) in length. It had long curved claws, walked on two legs that were adapted for leaping, and had a long stiff tail used as a counterweight. Velociraptors were a kind of raptor.
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|Noun||1.||velociraptor - small active carnivore that probably fed on protoceratops; possibly related more closely to birds than to other dinosaurs|
maniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod
genus Velociraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod
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