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Noun: theropod  'theer-u,pód
  1. Any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
    - theropod dinosaur, bird-footed dinosaur

Derived forms: theropods

Type of: saurischian, saurischian dinosaur

Part of: suborder Theropoda, Theropoda

Encyclopedia: Theropod