sauropod
noun Etymology: New Latin Sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + New Latin -poda Date: circa 1889 any of a suborder (Sauropoda) of quadrupedal herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs (as a brontosaurus) 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 • sauropod adjective

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