noun, plural di·plod·o·cus·es.
Origin of diplodocus
Examples from the Web for diplodocus
Historical Examples of diplodocus
The Diplodocus nearly equalled the Brontosaurus in bulk and exceeded it in length.Dinosaurs
William Diller Matthew
"Dip," he called the enormous skeleton, though its full name was Diplodocus.Jerry's Charge Account
Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Towering thrice as high as the largest African elephant, the diplodocus was now but seventy-five yards away.
We could just detect a Zeppelin or a Diplodocus as a moving speck against the surface.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
The diplodocus, meanwhile, had been looking down upon the scene with half-bewildered apprehension.In the Morning of Time
Charles G. D. Roberts
noun plural -cuses
Word Origin for diplodocus
1884, coined in Modern Latin in 1878 by U.S. paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) from Greek diploos "double" (see diploid) + dokos "a beam." So called for the peculiar structure of the tail bones.