having the back covered with thick bony plates; thought to have walked with a sprawling gait resembling a lizard's
Syn: ↑ankylosaurus
Hypernyms: ↑armored dinosaur
Hyponyms: ↑Edmontonia
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Ankylosaurus

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  • ankylosaur — [aŋ′kə lō sôr΄] n. [< ModL < Gr ankylos, crooked (see ANKLE) + SAUR] any of a suborder (Ankylosauria) of heavily armored, short legged ornithischian dinosaurs of the Cretaceous …   English World dictionary

  • ankylosaur — noun Etymology: New Latin Ankylosauria, from Ankylosaurus Date: 1949 any of a suborder (Ankylosauria) of herbivorous Cretaceous ornithiscian dinosaurs having a long low lying thickset body covered dorsally with bony plates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ankylosaur — /ang keuh loh sawr /, n. any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Ankylosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having the body covered with thick, bony plates. Also called armored dinosaur. [1905 10; < NL Ankylosauria name of the… …   Universalium

  • ankylosaur — noun an ankylosaurus …   Wiktionary

  • ankylosaur — n. heavily armored plant eating dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ankylosaur — [ aŋkɪləsɔ:] noun a heavily built quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur of the Cretaceous period, armoured with bony plates. Origin early 20th cent.: from mod. L. Ankylosaurus, from Gk ankulos (see ankylosis) + sauros lizard …   English new terms dictionary

  • ankylosaur — an·ky·lo·saur …   English syllables

  • ankylosaur — an•ky•lo•saur [[t]ˈæŋ kə loʊˌsɔr[/t]] n. pal any short legged, plant eating dinosaur of the suborder Ankylosauria, of the Cretaceous Period, being armored in thick bony plates • Etymology: 1905–10; < NL Ankylosauria …   From formal English to slang

  • armored dinosaur — ankylosaur. * * * …   Universalium

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