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  1. variant of ptero- before a vowel: pteranodon.
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  1. a combining form meaning “one with wings” of the kind specified: hymenopter.
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Origin of -pter

see origin at -pterous
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Historical Examples

  • 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