- variant of ptero- before a vowel: pteranodon.
- a combining form meaning “one with wings” of the kind specified: hymenopter.
Origin of -pter
see origin at -pterous
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Historical Examples of pter
Pter founded the family of Zerhzy, and Illys that of Illyeshzy, which became extinct in the male line in 1838.