Meaning of deinonychus

dei•non•y•chus

Pronunciation: (dī-non'i-kus), [key]
— n.
  1. a small bipedal dinosaur, genus Deinonychus, of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by having a large, curved claw on each hind foot.
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