Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small theropod dinosaur of the genus Oviraptor of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by slender limbs, grasping hands, and a short toothless beak. Some oviraptor fossils have been found with eggs, which they may have been brooding rather than eating, as was originally thought.

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  • noun Any of several bipedal dinosaurs, of the genus Oviraptor, from the late Cretaceous period

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Ōviraptor, genus name : Latin ōvum, egg; see ovum + raptor, one who seizes; see raptor.]

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