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