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stegosaurus (n.)

type of plant-eating dinosaur, 1892, from Modern Latin order name Stegosauria (O.C. Marsh, 1877), from Greek stegos "a roof" (related to stege "covering," stegein "to cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover" + -saurus. The back-armor plates in the fossilized remains look like roof tiles.

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Definitions of stegosaurus

stegosaurus (n.)
herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon;
Synonyms: stegosaur / Stegosaur stenops
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