Definition of diplodocus in English:

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diplodocus

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
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'.

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Line breaks: dip¦lod|ocus

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