prosauropod

noun
pro·​sau·​ro·​pod | \ prō-ˈsȯr-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce prosauropod (audio) \

Definition of prosauropod

: any of a group (Prosauropoda) of chiefly herbivorous Triassic dinosaurs that are probably ancestral to sauropods

First Known Use of prosauropod

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosauropod

New Latin Prosauropoda, from pro- entry 1 + Sauropoda — more at sauropod

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“Prosauropod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosauropod. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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