Definition of ornithopod in English:

ornithopod

noun

  • A mainly bipedal herbivorous dinosaur.

    • ‘The best-known ornithopods are the hadrosaurs, or ‘duckbilled dinosaurs’, but the Clayton Lake tracks are a little too old to have been made by hadrosaurs.’
    • ‘Such stomach stones or gastroliths have been reported from the gut regions or found nearby of prosauropods, sauropods and ornithopods.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the much smaller ornithischian dinosaurs - the ornithopods and stegosaurs - browsed on the undergrowth.’
    • ‘The ornithopods, for example, depended on fleetness of foot and acute sight and hearing.’
    • ‘Virtually all of the common major groups of theropods and ornithopods typical of the Late Cretaceous of northern North America are present.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Ornithopoda, from Greek ornis, ornith- ‘bird’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.

Pronunciation

ornithopod

/ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd/