any of a number of genera of flying reptiles of the extinct order Pterosauria, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a highly reduced tail and teeth and a birdlike beak.
any extinct flying reptile of the genus Pterodactylus and related genera, having membranous wings supported on an elongated fourth digit See also pterosaur
Any of various small, extinct flying reptiles (pterosaurs) of the genus Pterodactylus of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Pterodactyls had long, narrow jaws with sharp teeth, and a wingspan of 1 m (3.3 ft) or less.
noun, plural pteromata [tuh-roh-muh-tuh, te-] /təˈroʊ mə tə, tɛ-/ (Show IPA) 1. pteron.
noun, Architecture. 1. (in a classical temple) a colonnade parallel to, but apart from, the cella. 2. the space between this and the cella.
noun a fear of feathers Word Origin ptero- ‘feather, wing’
adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the Pteropoda, a group of mollusks having the lateral portions of the foot expanded into winglike lobes used in swimming. noun 2. a pteropod mollusk. noun 1. any small marine gastropod mollusc of the group or order Pteropoda, in which the foot is expanded into two winglike lobes for […]
noun, plural pteropodia [ter-uh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌtɛr əˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA) 1. the foot of a pteropod.