Definition of Diplodocus

1. Noun. A huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America.

Generic synonyms: Dinosaur
Group relationships: Genus Diplodocus



Definition of Diplodocus

1. Noun. Any of several herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs, of the genus ''Diplodocus'', known as fossils from the late Jurassic in North America. ¹

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Definition of Diplodocus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diplodocus

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diploalbuminuria
diplobacillus
diplobacteria
diplobiontic
diploblastic
diplocardia
diplocardiac
diplocephalus
diplocheiria
diplococcaemia
diplococci
diplococcin
diplococcus
diplocoria
diplodocus (current term)
diplodocuses
diploe
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diplogen
diplogenesis
diplogenic
diplogens
diplohaplontic
diploic
diploic canals
diploic vein
diploid nucleus

Literary usage of Diplodocus

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1. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"An essentially complete skeleton of diplodocus from Sheep Creek, Wyoming, ... If its proportions were those of diplodocus, as the German authorities at ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... part of the body overbalances by far the forward portion, as in Brontosaurus, diplodocus, ... and diplodocus (qv), with very small head, long neck, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"The second skeleton of diplodocus was very carefully exhumed under the skillful direction of Dr. Wortman, and has since been entirely freed from the matrix ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"THE POSTURE OF diplodocus Marsh presented no restoration of diplodocus, ... So far as the bearing of Brontosaurus and diplodocus on their limbs is concerned ..."

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