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pter·o·dac·tyl

pterodactyl

 
pronunciation:
te r daek tihl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a flying reptile that lived at the same time as dinosaurs. Pterodactyls had wings covered with skin. Some were huge and glided over the oceans and caught fish. They became extinct over sixty-five million years ago.
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The word pterodactyl contains the following parts:
dactyl Greek root that means finger
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pter, ptero, pteryg, pteryx Greek root that means wing, fin
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