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Meaning of ARCHAEOPTERYX

Pronunciation:  `ârkee'âpturiks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  extinct primitive toothed bird of the Upper Jurassic having a long feathered tail and hollow bones; usually considered the most primitive of all birds
 

ARCHAEOPTERYX is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Archaeopteryx lithographica, archeopteryx
 
 See Also: bird, genus Archaeopteryx, genus Archeopteryx

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar`ch[ae]*op"te*ryx\, n. [Gr. 'archai^os ancient
+ pte`ryx wing.] (Paleon.)
A fossil bird, of the Jurassic period, remarkable for having
a long tapering tail of many vertebr[ae] with feathers along
each side, and jaws armed with teeth, with other reptilian
characteristics.

 

 

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