Definition of utahraptor in English:

utahraptor

noun

  • A large dromaeosaurid dinosaur, the remains of which were discovered in Utah in 1992. It was twice the size of deinonychus.

    Genus Utahraptor, family Dromaeosauridae, suborder Theropoda

    ‘The two utahraptors kill their victim efficiently, cleanly, with a flurry of slashes, hindclaws and foreclaws together.’
    • ‘It is thought that with the super-slashing claw on each hind foot, the Utahraptor could deliver a death sentence to a dinosaur with one kick.’
    • ‘The Utahraptor stood nearly six feet tall and weighed more than 1500 pounds.’

Pronunciation

utahraptor

/ˈyo͞otôˌraptər/ /ˈjutɔˌræptər/

Origin

Modern Latin, from Utah+ raptor.