Definition of Pterichthys in English:

Pterichthys

noun

rare
  • A former genus of placoderm fishes of the Devonian period (now called Pterychthyodes) having wing-like pectoral appendages encased in bony plates; a fish of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. From scientific Latin Pterichthys from ancient Greek πτερο- + ἰχθύς fish.

Pronunciation

Pterichthys

/təˈrɪkθɪs/