Aptenodytes

noun
Ap·​te·​no·​dy·​tes | \ ˌapˌtēnəˈdītēz, -īˌtēz \

Definition of Aptenodytes

: a genus of large penguins including the king penguin and emperor penguin

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History and Etymology for Aptenodytes

New Latin, from apteno- (from Greek aptēn wingless, from a- a- entry 2 + -ptēn, from ptēnos winged) + -dytes; akin to Greek petesthai to fly

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“Aptenodytes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aptenodytes. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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