brachiosaurus

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n.

1903, Modern Latin, from Greek brakhion "arm" (see brachio-) + -saurus. The forelegs are notably longer than the hind legs.

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brachiosaurus

[brā′kē-ə-sôrəs]brachiosaur (brākē-ə-sôr′)
  1. A very large sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. It had forelegs that were longer than its hind legs, and nostrils on top of its head.
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