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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Origin and Etymology of aptenodytes

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


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