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 (brŏn′tə-sôr′əs) or bron·to·saur (brŏn′tə-sôr′)
An apatosaurus.

[New Latin Brontosaurus, former genus name : Greek brontē, thunder + Greek sauros, lizard.]


(ˈbrɒn təˌsɔr)

1. a huge sauropod dinosaur of the Jurassic genus Apatosaurus (formerly Brontosaurus), having a long, flexible neck and thick limbs.
2. any sauropod.
[< New Latin Brontosaurus (1879) = Greek bronto-, comb. form of brontḗ thunder + saûros -saur]
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Noun1.brontosaur - huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassicbrontosaur - 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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