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variant of ptero- before a vowel: pteranodon.
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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
Definition for pter- (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “one with wings” of the kind specified: hymenopter.
Origin of -pter
see origin at -pterous
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Example sentences from the Web for pter-
Pter founded the family of Zerhzy, and Illys that of Illyeshzy, which became extinct in the male line in 1838.
Now, if we print this pter-anodon story and back it up with interviews, it's a big thing; but where does the professor come in?The Flying Death|Samuel Hopkins Adams