deinonychus

See also: Deinonychus

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Artist’s impression of a deinonychus (top).
 
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EtymologyEdit

New Latin (1969) from Ancient Greek δεινός(deinós, fearful, terrible) (see dinosaur) + ὄνυχος(ónukhos) (genitive of ὄνυξ(ónux, nail, claw, talon))

NounEdit

deinonychus ‎(plural deinonychuses)

  1. a medium-sized bipedal dinosaur, genus Deinonychus, of the Cretaceous period, characterized by having a large, curved claw on each hind foot.