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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.]

a·pat·o·sau·rus

(ə-păt′ə-sôr′əs) or a·pat·o·saur (ə-păt′ə-sôr′)
A very large sauropod dinosaur of the late Jurassic Period, having a long neck and tail and a relatively small head. See Note at brontosaurus.
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Noun1.apatosaurus - huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassicapatosaurus - 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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In an alternate reality in which the dinosaurs didn't become extinct, we meet a family of Apatosauruses who make a living farming corn.
His research also suggests that long-necked dinosaurs such as apatosauruses, long suspected and often depicted as tree-top nibblers, more likely dined on low-lying brush or even aquatic plants based on the structure of their vertebrae.
In an alternate reality in which the dinosaurs didn't become extinct, we catch up with a family of Apatosauruses who make a living farming corn.