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 and Etymology of pteranodon

New Latin, from Greek pteron wing + anodōn toothless from an- + odōn, odous tooth — more at feather, tooth


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