Ichthyornis

[ik-thee-awr-nis]

Origin of Ichthyornis

< New Latin (1872) < Greek ichthy- ichthy- + órnis “bird”
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ichthyornis

noun
  1. an extinct Cretaceous sea bird of the genus Ichthyornis, thought to have resembled a tern

Word Origin for ichthyornis

C19: New Latin, from ichthy- + Greek ornis bird
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