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. We may be sure that in the fight that is before us there will be no semblance of fair-play.
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.
The dinosaur belongs to the Diplodocus longus variety, deriving it from the Greek words "diplos," meaning "double," and "dokos" meaning "beam." Interestingly, the displayed bones belonging to the same auctioned animal, which makes it exceptionally special.
It was revealed last week that the famous diplodocus skeleton cast brought a PS2.2m visitor spending boost to the local economy during its first stop at the Dorset County Museum - and boosted the museum's income almost tenfold.
Diplodocus, Iguanodon and Triceratops are examples of what sort of creature?
This dinosaur became widespread in the late Jurassic period, along with other similar creatures like the Brachiosaurus, Brontosaurus and Diplodocus.
Visitors can enjoy images of Megalosaurus, Diplodocus and Iguanadon, which all received their names during the 19th century, when the word "dinosaur" was also created.
That was the chilling message from environmental campaigners as they gathered around Dippy the Diplodocus to deliver a chilling 'science lesson from the future.'.
Hundreds of climate campaigners yesterday staged a protest under Dippy the Diplodocus.
Dinosaur fans have also delighted in having the famous Diplodocus sculpture Dippy at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum -- across the road from Kelvin Hall where Trix is being exhibited.