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

  • n. A dinosaur of the order Saurischia, having a pelvic girdle similar to that of modern reptiles.
  • adj. Of or relating to the order Saurischia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any dinosaur of the order Saurischia
  • adj. Characteristic of these dinosaurs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the Saurischia.
  • n. A member of the Saurischia.

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

  • n. herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile


From New Latin Saurischia, order name : Greek sauros, lizard + Greek iskhion, hip joint.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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