Definition of pterichthyid in English:

pterichthyid

noun

rare
  • A fossil fish of the former placoderm family Pterichthyidae (now Pterichthyodidae), of which Pterichthys (now Pterichthyodes) was the type.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Pterichthys + -id, after scientific Latin Pterichthyidae, former family name.

Pronunciation

pterichthyid

/təˈrɪkθɪɪd/