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Meaning of "sauropod" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SAUROPOD

From New Latin sauropoda, from Greek sauros lizard + pous foot.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SAUROPOD

sauropod  [ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAUROPOD

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Sauropod is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SAUROPOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sauropod

Sauropoda

Sauropoda /sɔːˈrɒpɵdə/, or the sauropods /ˈsɔrəpɒd/, are an infraorder of saurischian dinosaurs. They had very long necks, long tails, small heads, and thick, pillar-like legs. They are notable for the enormous sizes attained by some species, and the group includes the largest animals to have ever lived on land. Well-known genera include Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, and Apatosaurus. Sauropods first appeared in the late Triassic Period, where they somewhat resembled the closely related group Prosauropoda. By the Late Jurassic, sauropods had become widespread. By the Late Cretaceous, those groups had mainly been replaced by the titanosaurs, which had a near-global distribution. However, as with all other non-avian dinosaurs, the titanosaurs died out in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Fossilised remains of sauropods have been found on every continent, including Antarctica. The name Sauropoda was coined by O.C. Marsh in 1878, and is derived from Greek, meaning "lizard foot". Sauropods are one of the most recognizable groups of dinosaurs, and have become a fixture in popular culture due to their large sizes.

Definition of sauropod in the English dictionary

The definition of sauropod in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAUROPOD


arthropod
ˈɑːθrəˌpɒd
brachiopod
ˈbreɪkɪəˌpɒd
cephalopod
ˈsɛfələˌpɒd
chaetopod
ˈkiːtəˌpɒd
chenopod
ˈkiːnəˌpɒd
decapod
ˈdɛkəˌpɒd
gasteropod
ˈɡæstərəˌpɒd
gastropod
ˈɡæstrəˌpɒd
heteropod
ˈhɛtərəˌpɒd
hexapod
ˈhɛksəˌpɒd
lycopod
ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd
myriapod
ˈmɪrɪəˌpɒd
octopod
ˈɒktəˌpɒd
ornithopod
ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd
orthopod
ˈɔːθəˌpɒd
pauropod
ˈpɔːrəˌpɒd
prosauropod
prəʊˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
pteropod
ˈtɛrəˌpɒd
stomatopod
ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd
tetrapod
ˈtɛtrəˌpɒd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAUROPOD

saunter
saunterer
sauntering
saunteringly
saurel
saurian
sauries
saurischian
saurognathous
sauroid
sauropodous
sauropsidan
sauropterygian
saury
sausage
sausage dog
sausage machine
sausage meat
sausage roll
sausage-like

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAUROPOD

actinopod
branchiopod
chilopod
diplopod
endopod
gonopod
isopod
macropod
pereiopod
phyllopod
protopod
pseudopod
rhizopod
scaphopod
schizopod
steganopod
theropod
tylopod
uropod

Synonyms and antonyms of sauropod in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sauropod» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAUROPOD

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The translations of sauropod from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sauropod» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蜥脚类
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saurópodo
570 millions of speakers

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sauropod
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Translator English - Hindi

sauropod
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أقزام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зауроподов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saurópode
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sauropod
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Translator English - French

sauropode
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sauropod
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Translator English - German

Sauropoden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

竜脚類
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

용각류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sauropod
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

sauropod
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Translator English - Tamil

sauropod
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्यूरोपॉड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sauropod
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sauropode
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zauropodów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зауроподів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sauropod
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

sauropod
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

souropod
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

sauropoden
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

sauropod
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sauropod

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAUROPOD»

The term «sauropod» is regularly used and occupies the 89.180 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sauropod

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAUROPOD»

Discover the use of sauropod in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sauropod and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of ...
of sauropod dinosaurs. These findings impact many other groups of fossil and recent vertebrates but also the meaning of body size in general. --Book Jacket.
Nicole Klein, 2011
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The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology
nine. Steps. in. Understanding. Sauropod. Biology. THE IMPORTANCE OF SAUROPOD TRACKS Joanna L. Wright FIGURE 9.2. Simplified cladogram of the sauropods (after Salgado et. 252 ...
Kristina Curry Rogers, Jeffrey A. Wilson, 2005
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The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia
Complete skulls and skeletons are rare, and this makes comparisons between different sauropod species difficult or impossible. For the same reason, the number of sauropod families varies over time. In contrast to the long history of discovery ...
Michael J. Benton, Mikhail A. Shishkin, David M. Unwin, 2003
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Dinosaur Studies - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of ...
M. TANIMOTO Chishima-Kodan 4-719, Chishima 2-4, Taishoku, Osaka 551, Japan (Received October 20, 1990) Reexammation of the manus claw and tail structures of sauropod dinosaurs throws new light on the problem of sauropod tripodal ...
L. B. Halstead, 1991
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Thunder-lizards: The Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs
Pes Anatomy in Sauropod Dinosaurs: Implications for Functional Morphology, Evolution, and Phylogeny MATTHEW F. BONNAN Abstract The anatomy and evolutionary history of the sauropod tarsus and pes remain largely unexamined ...
Virginia Tidwell, Kenneth Carpenter, 2005
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The Sauropod Dinosaur Barosaurus Marsh: Redescription of the ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Richard Swann Lull, 2012
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Dinosaur Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives
The first sketches sauropod classification, in which vertebral characters play a major role. Six families are recognized: Vulcanodontidae, Cetio- sauridae, Brachiosauridae, Camarasauridae. Diplodocidae, and Titanosauridae. The most  ...
Kenneth Carpenter, Philip J. Currie, 1992
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Time of the Giants
The gradual elongation of the neck marked one of the hallmarks of sauropod evolution. With longer necks, these giants increased the reach of their heads to the sides in some species and to greater heights in others, presumably to improve the ...
Thom Holmes, 2008
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The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology ...
There is one final point to be made regarding sauropod research at the Field Columbian Museum during the second Jurassic dinosaur rush. When Osborn succeeded Marsh as vertebrate paleontologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1900, ...
Paul D. Brinkman, 2010
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Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: A Historical Perspective
Sauropod dinosaur research: a historical review MICHAEL P. TAYLOR Palaeobiology Research Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth POl 3QL, UK and Department of Earth ...
Richard Moody, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAUROPOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sauropod is used in the context of the following news items.
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Largest sauropod dinosaur ever found may be far smaller than …
The most complete giant sauropod dinosaur, found with almost all of its bones intact in Argentina last year, could have weighed as little as half of the 60 tonnes ... «Culture24, Jun 15»
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Whitby sauropod dinosaur fossil is UK's oldest
He said: "It was a splendid surprise to come face-to-face with a fossil vertebra from the Jurassic rocks of Yorkshire that was clearly from a sauropod dinosaur. «BBC News, Jun 15»
3
How dinosaurs divided their meals at the Jurassic dinner table
The sauropods – large, long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs such as Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus – dominated the land between 210 and 65 million years ago ... «University of Bristol, Oct 14»
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Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic (Update)
Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, ... «Phys.Org, May 14»
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New Titanosaur Bones Discovered In China Proves That Sauropods
Sauropods are some of the largest dinosaurs to walk the planet. New research shows that they likely lived through the Cretaceous period. (Photo: Shutterstock). «iScienceTimes.com, Jan 14»
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Lives of Gigantic Sauropods Explored in New Body of Research
Argentinosaurus huinculensis is currently the largest known sauropod with a total length of 38 meters and an estimated total body weight of 75 tons. (Photo : Eva ... «Nature World News, Jan 14»
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Hey, Sauropod, Why the Long Neck and Tail?
The biggest of the big dinos holding them in thrall are the sauropods (think Jurassic Park) -- a clade of lumbering vegetarians that dominated life on earth for 120 ... «Huffington Post, Oct 13»
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Ostrich necks give clues to dinosaur flexibility
The familiar view of sauropod dinosaurs reaching out for vegetation using their long, graceful necks may not be entirely accurate, say scientists. A study of ... «BBC News, Aug 13»
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Teeth Continuously Replaced In Large Sauropod Dinosaurs
Colossal, skyscraping sauropod dinosaurs required massive amounts of plant food to maintain their enormous weight, causing a lot of wear and tear on their ... «RedOrbit, Jul 13»
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Dinosaur Reproduction, Not Ancient Gravity, Allowed Super-Sized …
Why was Supersaurus so big? This impressive, 100-foot-plus sauropod was one of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth – far larger than any terrestrial ... «National Geographic, Feb 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sauropod [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sauropod>. Jul 2019 ».
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