noun sau·ro·pod \ˈsr-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of SAUROPOD

:  any of a suborder (Sauropoda) of quadrupedal herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs (as a brontosaurus) of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a long neck and tail, small head, and 5-toed limbs on which they tended to walk in a digitigrade fashion
sauropod adjective

Origin of SAUROPOD

New Latin Sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + New Latin -poda
First Known Use: circa 1889


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