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ornithorhynchus

[ awr-nuh-thuh-ring-kuhs ]
/ ˌɔr nə θəˈrɪŋ kəs /
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noun
the platypus.
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Origin of ornithorhynchus

1790–1800; <New Latin: genus name, equivalent to ornitho-ornitho- + -rhynchus<Greek rhýnchos bill
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British Dictionary definitions for ornithorhynchus

ornithorhynchus
/ (ˌɔːnɪθəʊˈrɪŋkəs) /

noun
the technical name for duck-billed platypus

Word Origin for ornithorhynchus

C19: New Latin, from ornitho- + Greek rhunkhos bill
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