Definition of pteranodont in English:

pteranodont

noun

  • A large tailless pterosaur of the family Pteranodontidae, having a long toothless beak; especially one of the genus pteranodon. rare.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Archibald Geikie (1835–1924), geologist and historian. From Pteranodont-, taken as stem (after ancient Greek ὀδοντ-, ὀδούς tooth) of scientific Latin Pteranodon Pteranodon, after scientific Latin Pteranodontidae, family name.

Pronunciation

pteranodont

/təˈranədɒnt/