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diplodocus

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noun di·plod·o·cus \də-ˈplä-də-kəs, dī-\

Definition of diplodocus

  1. :  any of a genus (Diplodocus) of large herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic known from remains found in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah



Origin and Etymology of diplodocus

New Latin, genus name, from dipl- + Greek dokos beam, from dekesthai, dechesthai to receive; akin to Latin decēre to be fitting — more at decent


First Known Use: 1884


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