noun, plural pteromata
[tuh-roh-muh-tuh, te-] /təˈroʊ mə tə, tɛ-/ (Show IPA)
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.
pteropterin pter·op·ter·in (těr-ŏp’tər-ĭn) n. A crystalline conjugate of folic acid containing three molecules of glutamic acid instead of one and having the general properties of a polypeptide. Also called pteroyltriglutamic acid.