a fear of feathers
Word Origin

ptero- ‘feather, wing’

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    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 […]

  • Pteropodium

    noun, plural pteropodia [ter-uh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌtɛr əˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA) 1. the foot of a pteropod.

  • Pteropterin

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  • Pterosaur

    noun 1. any flying reptile of the extinct order Pterosauria, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having the outside digit of the forelimb greatly elongated and supporting a wing membrane. noun 1. any extinct flying reptile of the order Pterosauria, of Jurassic and Cretaceous times: included the pterodactyls Compare dinosaur, plesiosaur pterosaur (těr’ə-sôr’) Any of […]

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    pteroylglutamic acid pter·o·yl·glu·tam·ic acid (těr’ō-ĭl-glōō-tām’ĭk) n. Folic acid.

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