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apteryx

[ ap-tuh-riks ]
/ ˈæp tə rɪks /
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noun
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Origin of apteryx

1805–15; <New Latin: the genus name, equivalent to Greek a-a-6 + -pteryx, adj. use of ptéryx wing
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British Dictionary definitions for apteryx

apteryx
/ (ˈæptərɪks) /

noun
another name for kiwi (def. 1)

Word Origin for apteryx

C19: from New Latin: wingless creature; see apterous
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