Ankylophobia



noun

a fear of joint immobility
Word Origin

ankylo- ‘crooked, stiff’

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  • Ankylosaur

    any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Ankylosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having the body covered with thick, bony plates. Historical Examples The Polacanthus and ankylosaur developed a most effective armour-plating over the rear. The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe noun any of various quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs constituting the suborder Ankylosauria, which were […]

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    n. Cretaceous armored dinosaur, 1907, Modern Latin, from Greek ankylos “crooked” (see angle (n.)) + -saurus. Historical Examples Stegopelta of the Cretaceous of Wyoming is more nearly related to ankylosaurus. Dinosaurs William Diller Matthew ankylosaurus (āng’kə-lō-sôr’əs) or ankylosaur (āng’kə-lō-sôr’əs) A large, herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Ankylosaurus of the Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurs had a squat, […]



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