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From scientific Latin Oviraptor (genus name), from Latin ōvi- (ovi-) + raptor (because it is believed to have fed on the eggs of other dinosaurs).


oviraptor (plural oviraptors)

  1. Any of several bipedal dinosaurs, of the genus Oviraptor, from the late Cretaceous period.
    • 2017, Hanneke Meijer, The Guardian, 11 October:
      In all three fossil samples, the concentration of biliverdin is higher than that of protoporphyrin, suggesting that these oviraptor eggs originally were blue-green.