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pterido-


a combining form meaning “fern,” used in the formation of compound words: pteridology.

Nearby words

ptca, pte, pter-, pteranodon, pteridine, pterido-, pteridology, pteridophyte, pteridosperm, pterion, ptero-

Origin of pterido-

< New Latin, combining form representing Greek pterís (stem pterid-) fern, derivative of pterón feather
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