Definition of Ornithischian

1. Noun. Herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird.




Definition of Ornithischian

1. Noun. Any of a group of dinosaurs, of the order ''Ornithischia'', that have hips characteristic of birds ¹

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Definition of Ornithischian

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ornithischian

ornithichnology
ornithinaemia
ornithine
ornithine-oxo-acid transaminase
ornithine acetyltransferase
ornithine carbamoyltransferase
ornithine cycle
ornithine d-aminotransferase
ornithine transaminase
ornithine transcarbamoylase
ornithine transcarbamylase
ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency
ornithines
ornithinuria
ornithischian (current term)
ornithischian dinosaur
ornithischians
ornitho-
ornithochory
ornithodelphia
ornithoid
ornithoidichnite
ornithoidichnites
ornitholite
ornitholites
ornithologic
ornithological
ornithologically
ornithologies

Literary usage of Ornithischian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"The principal points of contrast between birds and the ornithischian dinosaurs of the more generalized type lie not in the character of the pelvis or of the ..."

2. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"... reptiles and to the ornithischian dinosaurs. We know almost nothing of their Mesozoic evolution, because the upland epicontinental formations of the ..."

3. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"The small Triassic ancestors of this great group of herbivorous, ornithischian dinosaurs also gave rise to a number of secondarily quadrupedal, slow-moving ..."

4. Dragons of the Air: An Account of Extinct Flying Reptiles by Harry Govier Seeley (1901)
"... or ornithischian Dinosaurs, there is no ant- orbital vacuity, and the side of the face in that respect resembles the short-tailed ..."

5. A Late Triassic Footprint Fauna from the Culpeper Basin, Northern Virginia by Robert E. Weems (1987)
"... of the foot of Heterodontosaurus tucki (Luca and others, 1976). Therefore, this trackmaker is considered to have been a small ornithischian dinosaur. ..."

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