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pter·o·dac·tyl

 (tĕr′ə-dăk′təl)
n.
Any of various pterosaurs of the group Pterodactyloidea of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a short tail or no tail, and including the pteranodons.

[New Latin Pterodactylus, genus name : Greek pteron, feather, wing; see -pter + Greek daktulos, finger.]

pter′o·dac′ty·loid′ n. & adj.
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pterodactyl

(ˌtɛrəˈdæktɪl) or

pterodactyle

n
(Palaeontology) any extinct flying reptile of the genus Pterodactylus and related genera, having membranous wings supported on an elongated fourth digit. See also pterosaur
[C19: from ptero- + Greek daktulos finger]
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pter•o•dac•tyl

(ˌtɛr əˈdæk tɪl)

n.
any pterosaur, esp. of the sparrow-sized genus Pterodactylus, having a stubby tail and toothed jaws.
[1820–30; < New Latin Pterodactylus < Greek pteró(n) wing + -daktylos -dactylous]
pter`o•dac•tyl′ic, pter`o•dac′tyl•ous, adj.
pter`o•dac′tyl•id, adj., n.
pter`o•dac′tyl•oid`, adj.
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pter·o·dac·tyl

(tĕr′ə-dăk′təl)
Any of various small, extinct, flying reptiles of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. The pterodactyls were about the size of small to mid-sized birds.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pterodactyl - extinct flying reptilepterodactyl - extinct flying reptile    
flying reptile, pterosaur - an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb
genus Pterodactylus, Pterodactylus - a reptile genus of Pterodactylidae
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Translations

pterodactyl

[ˌterəʊˈdæktɪl] Npterodáctilo m
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pterodactyl

nPterodaktylus m
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pterodactyl

[ˌtɛrəʊˈdæktɪl] npterodattilo
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