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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ornithischia, order Ornithischia(noun)

    extinct terrestrial reptiles having bird-like pelvises: armored dinosaurs (thyreophorans); boneheaded and horned dinosaurs (marginocephalians); duck-billed dinosaurs (euronithopods)


  1. Ornithischia

    Ornithischia or Predentata is an extinct order of beaked, herbivorous dinosaurs. The name ornithischia is derived from the Greek ornitheos meaning 'of a bird' and ischion meaning 'hip joint'. They are known as the 'bird-hipped' dinosaurs because of their bird-like hip structure, even though birds actually belong to the 'lizard-hipped' dinosaurs. Being herbivores that sometimes lived in herds, they were more numerous than the saurischians. Many were prey animals for the theropods and were usually smaller than the sauropods.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ornithischia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ornithischia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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