pro·​sau·​ro·​pod prō-ˈsȯr-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce prosauropod (audio)
: any of a group (Prosauropoda) of chiefly herbivorous Triassic dinosaurs that are probably ancestral to sauropods

Examples of prosauropod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The embryos are from the species Massospondylus, a prosauropod, the family of dinosaurs which gave rise to iconic sauropods like the Brachiosaurus. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 12 Nov. 2010

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prosauropod was in 1941

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“Prosauropod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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