pterodactyl

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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pterodactyl (plural pterodactyls)

  1. (paleontology) A pterosaur in the genus Pterodactylus.
  2. (informal) Any pterosaur.

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