pterodactyl

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Etymology[edit]

From French ptérodactyle, a term coined by Cuvier from Ancient Greek πτερόν (pterón, wing) + δάκτυλος (dáktulos, finger)

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌtɛɹəˈdæktl̩/, /ˌtɛɹəˈdæktɪl/

Noun[edit]

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pterodactyl (plural pterodactyls)

  1. Any of various small, mostly tailless, extinct flying reptiles of the order Pterosauria that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods

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