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Ichthyornis

[ ik-thee-awr-nis ]
/ ˌɪk θiˈɔr nɪs /
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noun
an extinct genus of toothed birds having vertebrae resembling those of fishes.
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Origin of Ichthyornis

<New Latin (1872) <Greek ichthy- ichthy- + órnis “bird”
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British Dictionary definitions for Ichthyornis

ichthyornis
/ (ˌɪkθɪˈɔːnɪs) /

noun
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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