Meaning of heterodontosaurid in English:

heterodontosaurid

Pronunciation /hɛt(ə)rəˌdɒntə(ʊ)ˈsɔːrɪd/

noun

  • Any of several primitive ornithischian dinosaurs constituting the family Heterodontosauridae, which were small and lightly built and had canine-like tusks as well as cheek teeth for chewing.

    Their remains date from the late Triassic to the early Cretaceous.

adjective

  • Designating dinosaurs of the family Heterodontosauridae; of or relating to such a dinosaur.

Origin

1960s. From scientific Latin Heterodontosaurus, genus name + -id, after Heterodontosauridae, family name.