apatosaur


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a·pat·o·saur·us

 (ə-păt′ə-sôr′əs) or a·pat·o·saur (ə-păt′ə-sôr′)
n.
A very large herbivorous sauropod dinosaur of the genus Apatosaurus of the Jurassic Period, having a long neck and tail and a small head.

[New Latin Apatosaurus, unreal lizard, genus name : Greek apatē, untruth, lie + Greek sauros, lizard.]

apatosaur

(əˈpætəˌsɔː) or

apatosaurus

n
a large, long-necked, herbivorous dinosaur
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apatosaur - huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassicapatosaur - huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic
sauropod, sauropod dinosaur - very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal
genus Apatosaurus, genus Brontosaurus - large quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs with very long neck and tail; late Jurassic
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