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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Compsognathidae — small, bipedal, carnivorous theropod dinosaurs, about the size of a turkey, which lived around 150 million years ago.

Etymologies

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Coined from Ancient Greek κομψός (kompsos, "elegant, refined, or dainty") + γνάθος (gnathos, "jaw")

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