diplodocus


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di·plod·o·cus

 (dĭ-plŏd′ə-kəs, dī-)
n.
A very large herbivorous sauropod dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus of the Jurassic Period, having a long neck and tail and a small head, and hind legs longer than the front legs.

[New Latin Diplodocus, genus name : Greek diplo-, diplo- + Greek dokos, beam; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

diplodocus

(dɪˈplɒdəkəs; ˌdɪpləʊˈdəʊkəs)
n, pl -cuses
(Palaeontology) any herbivorous quadrupedal late Jurassic dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus, characterized by a very long neck and tail and a total body length of 27 metres: suborder Sauropoda (sauropods)
[C19: from New Latin, from diplo- + Greek dokos beam]

di•plod•o•cus

(dɪˈplɒd ə kəs)

n., pl. -cus•es.
any North American sauropod dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus: it grew to a length of about 87 ft. (26.5 m).
[< New Latin (1878) =diplo- diplo- + Greek dokós beam, bar, shaft]

di·plod·o·cus

(dĭ-plŏd′ə-kəs)
A very large plant-eating dinosaur of the Jurassic Period. Diplodocus had a long, slender neck and tail and a small head with peg-like teeth, and could grow to nearly 90 feet (27 meters) in length. It is one of the longest sauropod dinosaurs known.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplodocus - a huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and taildiplodocus - a huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America
dinosaur - any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
genus Diplodocus - a reptile genus of the suborder Sauropoda
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She has the strength and impregnability of a diplodocus.
Perry has told me that they are almost identical with the fossilized remains of the diplodocus of the outer crust's Jurassic age.
As I slowly recalled my collegiate studies and paleontological readings in Bowen's textbooks, I realized that I had looked upon nothing less than a diplodocus of the Upper Jurassic; but how infinitely different was the true, live thing from the crude restorations of Hatcher and Holland
The owners of the prints were early ancestors of well-known dinosaur species such as brontosaurus and diplodocus.
Ellie, who has been fascinated by dinosaurs since she clapped eyes on the famous Dippy the Diplodocus skeleton at London's Natural History Museum, teams up with Dean Lomax (at 25, one of Britain's youngest palaeontologists).
Ellie Harrison dodges a diplodocus, comes face to face with a dinosaur that sounds like a pub singer (it's called Baryonyx), and runs away from other CGI-created megamonsters in this entertaining pop science programme.
Binners, or the Diplodocus as he is now also known, was left red faced later on after he and Pasty Face gatecrashed a posh party in one of the car parks.
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The paleontologists compared bones in 81 skeletons of diplodocids (a family that includes the Diplodocus genus) and related dinosaurs, tallying similarities between individual specimens.
IPPY the diplodocus will not DIPPY the diplodocus will not be on display in Newcastle - but could come to city as part of a UK tour.
The grand old building is simply stunning, with an imposing arched door giving way to high stone ceilings as you enter the main hall and are greeted by a giant Diplodocus skeleton - or Dippy, as she's affectionately known.
Scientists discovered that both individual egg size and clutch size for the sauropods -- which includes Diplodocus -- were a lot smaller than might be expected for such enormous creatures.