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pter-

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variant of ptero- before a vowel: pteranodon.

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Nearby words

ptarmic, ptarmigan, ptc, ptca, pte, pter-, pteranodon, pteridine, pterido-, pteridology, pteridophyte

Definition for pter (2 of 2)

-pter


a combining form meaning “one with wings” of the kind specified: hymenopter.

Origin of -pter

see origin at -pterous
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Examples from the Web for pter

  • Pter founded the family of Zerhzy, and Illys that of Illyeshzy, which became extinct in the male line in 1838.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7|Various