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Dinosaur Vocabulary List & Definitions



A form of extinct reptile that controlled the earth millions of years ago.
extinct When something is completely gone and doesn't return.
fossil The hardened remains of a prehistoric organism.
herbivore Animals that gain nourishment through plants.
paleontology The study of life forms in prehistoric times.
predator Any animal that lives by eating other animals.
prehistoric The time before people wrote about history.
skeleton The bone structure that make-up the body of a plant or animal.
prey Animals that fall victim to other animals.
carnivore A mammal that gains nourishment through eating flesh.

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