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A stegosaurian dinosaur of the genus Stegosaurus of the Jurassic Period, having large upright plates along the back and two pairs of spikes on the tail. Also called stegosaur.

[New Latin Stegosaurus, genus name : Greek stegos, roof; see stegodon + Greek sauros, lizard.]


(stĕg′ə-sôr′əs) or steg·o·saur (stĕg′ə-sôr′)
Any of several plant-eating dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Stegosaurus had a spiked tail and an arched back with a double row of large, triangular, upright, bony plates. Although stegosaurs grew to 20 feet (6.1 meters) in length, they had tiny heads with brains the size of a walnut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stegosaurus - herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weaponstegosaurus - herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon
armored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armour
genus Stegosaurus - quadrupedal armored herbivore of the Jurassic and Cretaceous
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