What does iguanodon mean?

Definitions for iguanodonɪˈgwɑ nəˌdɒn, ɪˈgwæn ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iguanodon(noun)

    massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tail; common in Europe and northern Africa; early Cretaceous period


  1. iguanodon(Noun)

    Any of several large dinosaurs, of the genus Iguanodon, of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iguanodon(noun)

    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. See Illustration in Appendix

  2. Origin: [Iguana + Gr. , , a tooth.]


  1. Iguanodon

    Iguanodon is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that existed roughly halfway between the first of the swift bipedal hypsilophodontids of the mid-Jurassic and the ornithopods' culmination in the duck-billed dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous. While many species have been classified in the genus Iguanodon, dating from the late Jurassic Period to the late Cretaceous Period of Asia, Europe, and North America, research in the first decade of the 21st century suggests that there is only one well-substantiated species: I. bernissartensis, which lived from the late Barremian to the earliest Aptian ages in Belgium and possibly elsewhere in Europe, between about 126 and 125 million years ago. Iguanodon were large, bulky herbivores. Distinctive features include large thumb spikes, which were possibly used for defence against predators, combined with long prehensile fifth fingers able to forage for food. Named in 1825 by English geologist Gideon Mantell, Iguanodon was the second type of dinosaur formally named, after Megalosaurus. Together with Megalosaurus and Hylaeosaurus, it was one of the three genera originally used to define Dinosauria. The genus Iguanodon belongs to the larger group Iguanodontia, along with the duck-billed hadrosaurs. The taxonomy of this genus continues to be a topic of study as new species are named or long-standing ones reassigned to other genera.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Iguanodon

    i-gwä′no-don, n. a large extinct herbivorous reptile, with teeth like those of the iguana. [Iguana, and Gr. odous, odontos, a tooth.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iguanodon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iguanodon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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