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Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod.
Robert T. Bakker

Meaning of "theropod" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THEROPOD

From New Latin theropoda, from Greek thēr beast + pous foot.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THEROPOD

theropod  [ˈθɪərəpɒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THEROPOD

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Theropod is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THEROPOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

theropod

Theropoda

Theropoda is both a suborder of bipedal saurischian dinosaurs, and a clade consisting of that suborder and its descendants. Dinosaurs belonging to the suborder Theropoda were primarily carnivorous, although a number of theropod groups evolved herbivory, omnivory, and insectivory. Theropods first appeared during the Carnian age of the late Triassic period about 230 million years ago and included the sole large terrestrial carnivores from the Early Jurassic until at least the close of the Cretaceous, about 66 Ma. In the Jurassic, birds evolved from small specialized coelurosaurian theropods, and are today represented by 10,000 living species. Among the features linking theropod dinosaurs to birds are a furcula, air-filled bones, brooding of the eggs, and feathers.

Definition of theropod in the English dictionary

The definition of theropod in the dictionary is any bipedal carnivorous saurischian dinosaur of the suborder Theropoda, having strong hind legs and grasping hands. They lived in Triassic to Cretaceous times and included tyrannosaurs and megalosaurs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THEROPOD


amphipod
ˈæmfɪˌpɒd
apod
ˈæpɒd
arthropod
ˈɑːθrəˌpɒd
bipod
ˈbaɪpɒd
brachiopod
ˈbreɪkɪəˌpɒd
cephalopod
ˈsɛfələˌpɒd
copepod
ˈkəʊpɪˌpɒd
decapod
ˈdɛkəˌpɒd
gastropod
ˈɡæstrəˌpɒd
hexapod
ˈhɛksəˌpɒd
iPod
ˈaɪˌpɒd
isopod
ˈaɪsəʊˌpɒd
octopod
ˈɒktəˌpɒd
peapod
ˈpiːpɒd
pod
pɒd
pseudopod
ˈsjuːdəʊˌpɒd
sauropod
ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
spod
spɒd
tetrapod
ˈtɛtrəˌpɒd
tripod
ˈtraɪpɒd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEROPOD

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thermotactic
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thermotaxis
thermotensile
thermotherapy
thermotic
thermotical
thermotolerant
thermotropic
thermotropism
theroid
therology
Theron
therophyte
theropodan
Theroux
Thersites
thersitical

WORDS THAT END LIKE THEROPOD

branchiopod
chaetopod
chenopod
chilopod
gasteropod
heteropod
lycopod
macropod
ornithopod
orthopod
pauropod
pleopod
prosauropod
pteropod
rhizopod
schizopod
steganopod
stomatopod
tylopod
uropod

Synonyms and antonyms of theropod in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «theropod» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THEROPOD

Find out the translation of theropod to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of theropod from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «theropod» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

兽脚亚目
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terópodo
570 millions of speakers

English

theropod
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

त्रिपदीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذوات الأقدام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тероподом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terópode
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

theropod
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

théropode
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Theropod
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Theropoden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

獣脚
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수각류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Theropoda
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

theropod
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

theropod
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थेरोपीड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

theropod
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

teropodi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

teropod
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тероподів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

theropod
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

theropod
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

theropod
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

theropod
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

theropod
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of theropod

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEROPOD»

The term «theropod» is regularly used and occupies the 75.451 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEROPOD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about theropod

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QUOTES WITH «THEROPOD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word theropod.
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Robert T. Bakker
Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEROPOD»

Discover the use of theropod in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theropod and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Insights Into the Biology of Theropod Dinosaurs
These data provide evidence of significant but heretofore unrecognized differences between avian and theropodan dinosaur internal structure and function.
Devon E. Quick, 2008
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The Carnivorous Dinosaurs
Some of the group's members survive to this day--as birds. The theropod/bird connection has been explored in several recent works, but this book presents 17 papers on a variety of other topics. It is organized into three parts.
Kenneth Carpenter, 2005
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Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs
The Status of the Theropod Hypothesis The only explicit hypothesis for the phylogenetic relationships of birds states that avian ancestry is fully embedded somewhere within the nexus of maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs, probably nearest to ...
Luis M. Chiappe, Lawrence M. Witmer, 2002
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The Dinosauria: Second Edition
Theropod tracks Age: Hettangian-Sinemurian (Olsen et al. 1982) 2. Moenave Formation (Miller et al. 1989; Hayden et al. 2001; Kirkland et al. 2002) Theropod tracks Prosauropod tracks Age: Hettangian (Miller et al. 1989) Navajo Sandstone  ...
David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson, Halszka Osmólska, 2004
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The Complete Dinosaur
2008b. A bizarre Cretaceous theropod dinosaur from Patagonia and the evolution of Gondwanan dromaeosaurids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 1101–1107. O'Connor, P. M., and L. P. A. M. Claessens. 2005.
Michael K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, James O. Farlow, 2012
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Dinosaur Studies - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of ...
Entelodont canine teeth and the lateral teeth of most reptilian predators fall within the scatter of theropod values of BW for particular values of FABL. 1n contrast. Enchodus. Mosasaurus and phytosaurs tend to have relatively broader-based ...
L. B. Halstead, 1991
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The Origin and Evolution of Birds
They closely resemble those of basal sauropodomorphs and some ornithischians and are totally unlike the teeth of theropod dinosaurs. This research, rather than adding support to a dinosaur-bird nexus, vividly illustrates the dearth of our ...
Alan Feduccia, 1999
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Theropod
Dinosaurs belonging to the suborder theropoda were primarily carnivorous, although a number of theropod groups evolved herbivory, omnivory, and insectivory.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-date Encyclopedia for ...
If the animal a theropod was biting started to struggle. the intramandibular joint would flex to keep the teeth from becoming too stressed. Carnivorous dinosaurs didn't just use their jaws to catch prey. however. Most of them could also use their  ...
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., 2007
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Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History
Theropod imagery is haunted by solitary, drooling brutes like T. rex gnawing their way through herds of herbivores. But is that really all there was to it? Hunting in packs and armed with grasping claws and slicing teeth, small, large—eyed, ...
David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEROPOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term theropod is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Study Explains Why Theropod Dinosaurs Were So Successful
Members of Theropoda, the only clade of predominantly predatory dinosaurs, were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure ... «Sci-News.com, Jul 15»
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Wales' 'first meat-eating' Jurassic dinosaur on show
A fossilised skeleton of a meat-eating Jurassic dinosaur found on a south Wales beach is being revealed to the public for the first time. The small theropod ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
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Paleontologists Detect Mineralized Soft Tissue in Cretaceous …
Density-dependent color scanning electron micrograph of an ungual claw of an indeterminate theropod dinosaur shows erythrocyte-like structures. Scale bar – 1 ... «Sci-News.com, Jun 15»
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Washington State's First Dinosaur Fossil Is A Giant Theropod
The history-making fossil is a partial left thighbone of a theropod dinosaur, which ... the fossil, the team identified it as a partial left femur of a theropod dinosaur. «Headlines & Global News, May 15»
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Large theropod teeth found from the Upper Cretaceous of Jiangxi …
These large predatory theropod teeth were discovered for the first time from the Upper Cretaceous Nanxiong Formation of Jiangxi, helping better understand the ... «Phys.Org, May 15»
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Weird Chilean dinosaur is plant-eating theropod
'The balance of evidence suggests that Chilesauris is a theropod dinosaur – a group largely composed of meat-eaters like T. rex – but its teeth and skull bones ... «Natural History Museum, May 15»
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Eureka! 7 year old kid discovers Chilesaurus, a plant eating fierce …
Scientists have discovered a new plant-eating theropod dinosaur species in Chile; they are calling it Chilesaurus diegosuarezi. With an upper body similar to the ... «The Hoops News, Apr 15»
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Chinese Dinosaur Had Bat-Like Wings and Feathers
A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran theropod with preserved evidence of membranous wings. Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14423. PS: Here's another odd ... «National Geographic, Apr 15»
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Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi is nested within the theropod group of dinosaurs, the dinosaurian group that gathers the famous meat eaters Velociraptor, ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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How Tinier Theropods Took Flight
A steady shrinking of one group, bipedal carnivores known as theropods, may have driven the dinosaur-bird transition, according to results published last week ... «Scientist, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Theropod [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/theropod>. Feb 2020 ».
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