Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large herbivorous dinosaur of the Cretaceous Period, having a squat, heavily armored body and a clubbed tail.

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  • n. an ankylosaurus

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. having the back covered with thick bony plates; thought to have walked with a sprawling gait resembling a lizard's

Etymologies

New Latin Ankylosaurus, genus name : Greek ankulos, crooked, bent + Greek sauros, lizard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In 2002, a newly discovered ankylosaur was named for him: Crichtonsaurus bohlini.

    Michael Crichton biography

  • Approximately 19% of the sample consists of bones of the ankylosaur Mymoorapelta, mostly osteoderms and lateral spines 2 individuals.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Over 800+ cataloged specimens from seven species of dinosaur, including the type specimen of the first Jurassic ankylosaur Mymoorapelta, have been recovered from this bonebed.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The green styracosaur at front right changes colour when placed in hot water and the spiky ankylosaur thing next to it glows in the dark.

    Toys: part II

  • His ankylosaur print is the first such print of the species from the Jurassic Period and the largest print of any ankylosaur from the Age of the Dinosaurs.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • This is the first and only ankylosaur footprint ever found in the Jurassic — anywhere in the world.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Current Music: doomsday's power is basically being an ankylosaur? wtf?

    mordicai: crown me king!

  • The big-sized chair was upholstered in ankylosaur skin and too knobbly.

    Operation Luna

  • The corpse stretched almost fourteen feet from the tip of a rounded snout to the spiked ankylosaur tail.

    The Legacy of Heorot

  • The 110-million-year-old remains were of an ankylosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur with a large tail.

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