American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various amphibious dinosaurs of the genus Anatosaurus and related genera that had webbed feet and a ducklike bill. Also called duckbill, duck-billed dinosaur.
- n. paleontology Any ornithopod dinosaur of the family Hadrosauridae.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any member of the genus Hadrosaurus or family
Hadrosauridae, an extinct family of heavy bipedal partly aquatic dinosaurs with duck-billed skull and webbed feet; of the Upper Cretaceous in North America.
- n. any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic
- Back-formation from Hadrosauridae, from the type genus Hadrosaurus, which in turn was derived from Ancient Greek ἁδρός (hadros, "strong") + σάυρα (saura, "lizard"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Hadrosaurus, genus name : Greek hadros, thick; see hadron + sauros, lizard. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“MANNING: A hadrosaur is a distinct group of ormafiskin (ph), bird-hip dinosaurs that were quite common at the end of the cretaceous, which was literally the last gasp of the age of dinosaurs.”
“(Dalla Vecchia 2009) (throughout this article, I'll be using 'hadrosaur' as a vernacular term for both Hadrosauridae, and for Hadrosauroidea),”
“I didn't need to see Rick Marshall pour hadrosaur urine all over himself.”
“March 11th, 2010 at 1: 56 pm tombaker says: mary and joseph rode in to bethlehem in December of 1878 on a hadrosaur. the rest is history.”
“Or that the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton—a hadrosaur—was found in 1858 in New Jersey?”
“Like running into a hadrosaur on your way to the bathroom at”
“In recent years, a team of Mexican and American researchers has been working at a site 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the Rio Grande, where numerous hadrosaur leg bones were found protruding from the ground in 1999.”
“This is supported by a find of 34 hadrosaur bones together — “these are not literally an articulated skeleton, but the bones are doubtless from a single animal” — if the bones had been exhumed by a river, they would have been scattered.”
“And I wonder if it'd be possible to use the same method to try and engineer something close to a triceratops, or even a hadrosaur...what would even be the base for that?”
“WP: Paleontologists have unearthed the mineralized soft tissue of a hadrosaur, complete with skin and flesh.”
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