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Any of various large herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the group Sauropoda, having a long neck and tail, a small head, and four columnar legs, and including argentinosaurus and brachiosaurus.
[From New Latin Sauropoda, group name : Greek sauros, lizard + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
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(Animals) any herbivorous quadrupedal saurischian dinosaur of the suborder Sauropoda, of Jurassic and Cretaceous times, including the brontosaurus, diplodocus, and titanosaurs. They had small heads and long necks and tails and were partly amphibious
[C19: from New Latin sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + pous foot]
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1. any of various huge, plant-eating saurischian dinosaurs, of the suborder Sauropoda, including the brontosaur and brachiosaur, that had small heads, very long necks and tails, and columnar limbs.adj.
2. of or belonging to the sauropods.
[< New Latin Sauropoda (1884) < Greek saûro(s) lizard + -poda]
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One of the two types of saurischian dinosaurs, widespread during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Sauropods were plant-eaters and often grew to tremendous size, having a stout body with thick legs, long slender necks with a small head, and long tails. Sauropods included the apatosaurus (brontosaurus) and brachiosaurus. Compare theropod.
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|Noun||1.||sauropod - very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal|
saurischian, saurischian dinosaur - herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile
apatosaur, apatosaurus, Apatosaurus excelsus, brontosaur, brontosaurus, thunder lizard - huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic
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