sauropod definition by Webster's New World
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any of a superfamily (Sauropoda) of gigantic, plant-eating, four-footed saurischian dinosaurs with a long neck and tail, five-toed limbs, and a small head, as an apatosaurus
Origin: ; from Modern Latin Sauropoda: see sauro- and amp; -poda
of the sauropods
sauropod definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of various large semiaquatic saurischian dinosaurs of the suborder Sauropoda, of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.adjective
Of or relating to the suborder Sauropoda.
Origin: From New Latin Sauropoda, suborder name : Greek sauros, lizard + New Latin -poda, -pod.
- sau·ropˈo·dous adjective
sauropod - Science Definition
One of the two types of saurischian dinosaurs, widespread during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Sauropods were plant-eaters and often grew to tremendous size, having a stout body with thick legs, long slender necks with a small head, and long tails. Sauropods included the apatosaurus (brontosaurus) and brachiosaurus. Compare theropod.