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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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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A 50ft Tyrannosaurus Rex dwarfs many of the smaller dinosaurs scattered around the exhibition, however it is still not the largest moving dinosaur in the park with two diplodocuses - each spanning the length of three double-decker buses - welcoming visitors to Dinosaur Kingdom.
Pull- ing the chain meant sucking out the air from a good third of our house, with the kind of explosively gush- ing, gurgling and rumbling noise that made neigh- bours think a couple of diplodocuses had moved in next door.