Definition of sauropod
: any of a suborder (Sauropoda) of quadrupedal herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs (such 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
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Eons of planetary dominance are proof enough that sauropods were well evolved for combat on a building size scale in an Earth environment (so the same gravity, atmospheric conditions, and light and sound and vibration ranges).
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Origin and Etymology of sauropod
New Latin Sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + New Latin -poda
First Known Use: circa 1889See Words from the same year
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