Definitions

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  • noun Any of several extinct herbivorous dinosaurs, of the suborder Stegosauria, having two rows of bony plates along the back

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  • noun herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Stegosaurus, genus name; see stegosaurus.]

Examples

  • Otherwise, we have more of the lumbering and vaguely stegosaur-like "stegodons" seen elsewhere in Azeroth and a bizarre mutation of basilisk that they're calling "Diemetradon" (clearly loosely inspired by the Permian-aged Dimetrodon, which, you'll note, isn't a dinosaur, but, rather, a pelycosaurian synapsid).

    Howard Hughes Looks the Other Way

  • Massive but short stegosaur forelimbs suggest primarily bipedal locomotion, and quadrupedal defense posture.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

  • If the Stegopodus pedal specimen we propose to shift the emphasis from the manus to the pes in the revised diagnosis of this ichnotaxon and similar ichnites are proper stegosaur footprints, Deltapodus must have been left by another thyreophoran trackmaker.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

  • Thus, problems with stegosaur tracks possibly stem from the expectation of their quadrupedality.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

  • Note that the boxed stegosaur at far right is a blatant rip-off of this model.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Note that the boxed stegosaur at far right is a blatant rip-off of this model.

    Toys toys toys

  • They're probably just ornaments to allow one stegosaur to recognize another of its own species, says UC Berkeley's Kevin Padian.

    Tech and Science

  • She had traveled to Sudan to touch the backbone of a fossilized stegosaur, and wrote of her frustration when she divined nothing from it.

    The Shell Collector : Stories

  • She had traveled to Sudan to touch the backbone of a fossilized stegosaur, and wrote of her frustration when she divined nothing from it.

    The Shell Collector : Stories

  • From the opening chapter, where the only way a palaeontologist can be recruited to the project is to be presented with the chilled head of a stegosaur, Swanwick drags you into an ever widening spiral of discovery, realtionships and temporal paradox that swings from the deep past to the deep future.

    The first great SF novel of the 21st century?

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