noun sau·ro·pod \ˈsȯr-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of sauropod

  1. :  any of a suborder (Sauropoda) of quadrupedal herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs (as a apatosaurus) 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 and Etymology of sauropod

New Latin Sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + New Latin -poda

First Known Use: circa 1889

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