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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 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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