Origin of pteron
Examples from the Web for pteron
Greek, pteron, a wing, the feathery fronds suggesting the wings of a bird.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
The 838 pteron consisted (according to Pliny) of thirty-six columns of the Ionic order, enclosing a square cella.
It comes from two Greek words orthos, meaning straight, and pteron, meaning a wing.The Insect Folk|Margaret Warner Morley
Above the pteron rose the pyramid, mounting by 24 steps to an apex or pedestal.