Definition of diplodocus in English:

diplodocus

Line breaks: dip¦lod|ocus
Pronunciation: /dɪˈplɒdəkəs
 
, ˌdɪplə(ʊ)ˈdəʊkəs
 
/

noun

A huge herbivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic period, with a long slender neck and tail.
  • Genus Diplodocus, infraorder Sauropoda, order Saurischia
More example sentences
  • ‘Very large dinosaurs like the diplodocus found in the Algoa Basin took about three decades to reach adulthood,’ says Professor Chinsamy-Turan.
  • The neighbouring Museum of Natural History has the third-largest dinosaur collection in the world, including skeletons of tyrannosaurus rex, diplodocus and stegosaurus.
  • They found embedded in solid rock what they believe to be the pelvis of a primitive sauropod, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur similar to better-known creatures such as brachiosaurus and diplodocus.

Origin

modern Latin, from diplo- 'double' + Greek dokos 'wooden beam'.

Definition of diplodocus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence