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Meaning of compsognathus

comp•sog•na•thus

Pronunciation: (komp-sog'nu-thus), [key]
— n.
  1. any bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Compsognathus, of late Jurassic age, having a slender body that reached a length of 30 in. (76 cm).
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