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Meaning of saurischian

saur•is•chi•an

Pronunciation: (sô-ris'kē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. any herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur of the order Saurischia, having a three-pronged pelvis resembling that of a crocodile. Cf.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Saurischia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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