Definition of Iguanodon

1. Noun. Massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tail; common in Europe and northern Africa; early Cretaceous period.

Generic synonyms: Dinosaur
Group relationships: Genus Iguanodon



Definition of Iguanodon

1. n. A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe. See Illustration in Appendix.

Definition of Iguanodon

1. Noun. Any of several large dinosaurs, of the genus ''Iguanodon'', of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods ¹

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Definition of Iguanodon

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Medical Definition of Iguanodon

1. A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe. Origin: Iguana + Gr, a tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Iguanodon

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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"1 and 2 show respectively the tooth of an iguanodon, and a section of the jaw of ... The iguana is from four to six feet long ; the iguanodon was certainly ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1895)
"... of Monsieur E. Dupont, the Director of the Royal Museum of Natural History in Brussels, a coloured reproduction of the entire skeleton of iguanodon ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"1 and 2 show respectively the tooth of an iguanodon, and a section of the jaw of ... The iguana is from four to six feet long ; the iguanodon was certainly ..."

4. Wonders of Geology; Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena: Or A by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1848)
"Magnitude and proportions of the iguanodon. 43. The Hylaeosaurus. 44. ... The Country of the iguanodon. 47. Sequence of Geological changes. 48. Retrospect. ..."

5. Geological Excursions Round the Isle of Wight, and Along the Adjacent Coast by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1854)
"THE iguanodon.—Of this most gigantic of terrestrial reptiles, ... The largest toe-bone of the iguanodon now in my possession was obtained from a row of ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"fourth its length : yet the femur of the iguanodon equals the united length of eleven of its dorsal vertebrae, while that of the Iguana equals the united ..."

7. The Wonders of Geology; Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1840)
"The Maidstone iguanodon. 59. Size of the iguanodon. 60. ... The country of the iguanodon. 64. Sequence of geological changes. 65. ..."

8. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1877)
"Closely allied to the iguanodon is the Hadrosaurus of the American Cretaceous, ... iguanodon does not appear to have possessed any integumentary skeleton; ..."

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