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- n. a small bipedal dinosaur, genus Deinonychus, of the Cretaceous period, characterized by having a large, curved claw on each hind foot.
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- n. swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind foot; of the Cretaceous
New Latin (1969) from Ancient Greek δεινός (deinos, "fearful, terrible") (see dinosaur) + ὄνυχος (onukhos) (genitive of ὄνυξ (onuks, "nail, claw, talon")) (Wiktionary)