Definition of utahraptor in English:

utahraptor

noun

  • A large dromaeosaurid dinosaur, the remains of which were discovered in Utah in 1992. It was twice the size of deinonychus.

    • ‘The Utahraptor stood nearly six feet tall and weighed more than 1500 pounds.’
    • ‘The two utahraptors kill their victim efficiently, cleanly, with a flurry of slashes, hindclaws and foreclaws together.’
    • ‘It is thought that with the super-slashing claw on each hind foot, the Utahraptor could deliver a death sentence to a dinosaur with one kick.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Utah + raptor.

Pronunciation

utahraptor

/ˈjuːtəˌraptə//ˈjuːtɔːˌraptə/