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pteranodon

pteranodon

noun pter·an·o·don \tə-ˈra-nə-ˌdän, -ˈrä-\

Definition of PTERANODON

:  any of a genus (Pteranodon) of Cretaceous pterosaurs having a backwardly directed bony crest on the skull and a wingspan of about 25 feet (7.7 meters)

Origin of PTERANODON

New Latin, from Greek pteron wing + anodōn toothless from an- + odōn, odous tooth — more at feather, tooth
First Known Use: 1881

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