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.
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
Perry has told me that they are almost identical with the fossilized remains of the diplodocus of the outer crust's Jurassic age.
Thousands of excited fans are set to visit the Natural History Museum's famous diplodocus skeleton cast for free at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
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Some of the well known dinos will also appear in context - a crocodile-like Sarcosuchus lurks in a Cretaceous swamp, herds of Diplodocus graze a Jurassic forest and there'll be Lego re-creations of fossils, dinosaur skeletons in museums and paleontological digs.
com | AN estimated five million people will see the National History Museum's giant dinosaur star Dippy The Diplodocus on tour over the next three years.
THE British public will get the chance to see Dippy the Diplodocus outside of London for the first time on Saturday.
LET'S make no bones about this, Dippy the dinosaur is proving a huge hit as he starts his UK tour The diplodocus skeleton left London's Natural History Museum after 112 years to begin his travels.
Dippy the Diplodocus, a huge plaster dinosaur skeleton from London's Natural History Museum, is going on a three-year round UK trip.
The famous 70ft long plastercast replica of a Diplodocus skeleton had been on display at the Natural History Museum in London for over 100 years.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Work began to dismantle Dippy the Diplodocus at the Natural History Museum, a three-and-a-half week project to prepare the dinosaur replica for its two-year UK tour.