Any of various chiefly carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the large group Theropoda, characterized by bipedal locomotion, long jaws, and short forelimbs, and including allosaurus and velociraptor.
[From New Latin Thēropoda, suborder name : Greek thēr, wild beast; see ghwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
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