1. variant of ptero- before a vowel: pteranodon.

Other definitions for -pter (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form meaning “one with wings” of the kind specified: hymenopter.

Origin of -pter

see origin at -pterous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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