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Iguanodon

Iguanodon

(Science: paleontology) a genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the wealden of England and Europe.

Origin: iguana _ gr, a tooth.


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