variant of ptero- before a vowel: pteranodon.
Definition for pter (2 of 2)
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.