any herbivorous dinosaur of the suborder Sauropoda, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a small head, long neck and tail, and five-toed limbs: the largest known land animal.
belonging or pertaining to the sauropods.

1890–95; < Neo-Latin Sauropoda suborder name < Greek saûro(s) lizard + -poda -poda; cf. -pod Unabridged
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sauropod (ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd)
any herbivorous quadrupedal saurischian dinosaur of the suborder Sauropoda, of Jurassic and Cretaceous times, including the brontosaurus, diplodocus, and titanosaurs. They had small heads and long necks and tails and were partly amphibious
[C19: from New Latin sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + pous foot]

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sauropod   (sôr'ə-pŏd')  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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Example sentences
Two of them are thin, carbonized patches of fossilized skin that appear to have
  come from sauropod dinosaurs.
Any discovery of a sauropod skull is cause for celebration.
Paleontologists today unveiled a sauropod dinosaur with a stubby neck.
Head and neck posture in sauropod dinosaurs inferred from extant animals.
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