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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.
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]
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.