Anom·​a·​lop·​ter·​yx | \əˌnäməˈläptəˌriks\

Definition of Anomalopteryx 

: a genus of moas of slender build and a height of three or four feet

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First Known Use of Anomalopteryx

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anomalopteryx

New Latin, from anomal- + -pteryx

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