sauropodous

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sauropod (ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd)
 
n
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]
 
sauropodous
 
adj

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