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raptor a dromaeosaurid dinosaur, especially velociraptor or utahraptor. The word raptor (from Latin, meaning ‘bird of prey’) is recorded in English from the 19th century, but in this sense comes directly from a shortened form of velociraptor, used originally by palaeontologists and popularized by Michael Crichton' thriller Jurassic Park and the Spielberg film (1993) based on it.

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rap·tor / ˈraptər/ • n. a bird of prey, e.g., an eagle, hawk, falcon, or owl. ∎ inf. a dromaeosaurid dinosaur, esp. velociraptor or utahraptor.

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raptor

raptor From the Latin rapere, meaning ‘to ravish’, a bird of prey of the order Falconidae (formerly known as Raptores).

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raptor

raptor From the Latin rapere, ‘to ravish’, a bird of prey of the order Falconidae (formerly known as Raptores).

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