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Meaning of "ornithorhynchus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORNITHORHYNCHUS

New Latin, from ornitho- + Greek rhunkhos bill.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ORNITHORHYNCHUS

ornithorhynchus  [ˌɔːnɪθəʊˈrɪŋkəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORNITHORHYNCHUS

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Ornithorhynchus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORNITHORHYNCHUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ornithorhynchus

Platypus

The platypus is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. It is the sole living representative of its family and genus, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia; it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of its 20-cent coin. The platypus is the animal emblem of the state of New South Wales. Until the early 20th century, it was hunted for its fur, but it is now protected throughout its range.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORNITHORHYNCHUS


aduncous
əˈdʌŋkəs
ankus
ˈæŋkəs
bronchus
ˈbrɒŋkəs
crankous
ˈkræŋkəs
elenchus
ɪˈlɛŋkəs
incus
ˈɪŋkəs
juncus
ˈdʒʌŋkəs
mancus
ˈmæŋkəs
odontorhynchous
ɒˌdɒntəˈrɪŋkəs
onkus
ˈɒŋkəs
oxyrhynchus
ˌɒksɪˈrɪŋkəs
Pincus
ˈpɪŋkəs
rhonchus
ˈrɒŋkəs
rhoncus
ˈrɒŋkəs
uncus
ˈʌŋkəs
zincous
ˈzɪŋkəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORNITHORHYNCHUS

ornithoid
ornithol.
ornithologic
ornithological
ornithologically
ornithologist
ornithology
ornithomancy
ornithomantic
ornithomorph
ornithomorphic
ornithophilous
ornithophily
ornithophobia
ornithopod
ornithopter
ornithosaur
ornithoscopy
ornithoses
ornithosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORNITHORHYNCHUS

Archilochus
Aristarchus
Bacchus
Callimachus
deinonychus
Gracchus
Hipparchus
jacchus
Lysimachus
Ophiuchus
Socratic elenchus
Telemachus
trochus
urachus

Synonyms and antonyms of ornithorhynchus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ornithorhynchus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORNITHORHYNCHUS

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Translator English - Chinese

ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
570 millions of speakers

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ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
280 millions of speakers

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Ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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Translator English - French

ornithorynque
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Ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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Ornithorhynchus
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ornithorhynchus
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Translator English - Tamil

முட்டையிட்டு, பால் கொடுக்கும் ஒரு வகை இனம்
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ऑर्निथॉरेन्चस
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Translator English - Turkish

gagalı memeli
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Translator English - Italian

ornitorinco
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Translator English - Polish

Ornithorhynchus
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Ornithorhynchus
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Ornithorhynchus
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Ornithorhynchus
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ornithorhynchus
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Ornithorhynchus
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Translator English - Norwegian

Ornithorhynchus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ornithorhynchus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHORHYNCHUS»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHORHYNCHUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ornithorhynchus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORNITHORHYNCHUS»

Discover the use of ornithorhynchus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ornithorhynchus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Notes on the Natural History and Habits of the ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
George Bennett, 2011
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Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management: Biology ...
Biology and Captive Management Stephen Jackson. Gibson, R.A., Neumann, M., Grant, T.R. & Griffiths, M. (1988) Fatty acids of the milk and food of the platypus ( Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Lipids 23: 377–79. Gilfedder, L., Whinam, J. & Harris,  ...
Stephen Jackson, 2007
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Ornithorhynchus (or-nith-or-ink'-us Ana-tyne'-us): The Platypus
Ornithorhyncus the Platypus
Pauline Reilly, 2003
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ...
The piece which immediately follows the Y-shaped bone is larger than the others, and in the Ornithorhynchus exhibits traces of longitudinal division. The sternal portion of the ribs is ossified as well as the other, as in Birds, and is joined to the ...
‎1840
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Platypus
September. Newsletter of the Australian Platypus Conservancy, Whittlesea, Victoria. 102. Bennett G (1835). Notes on the natural history and habits of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, Blum. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 1, ...
Tom Grant, Illustrations by Dominic Fanning, 2007
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
M 72 (Zoology)] UF Duck-billed platypus Duckbill ^ Duckmole Ornithorhynchus anatinus Ornithorhynchus brevirostris Ornithorhynchus crispus Ornithorhynchus fuscus Ornithorhynchus laevis Ornithorhynchus novaehollandiae Ornithorhynchus ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2005
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Platypus
September. Newsletter of the Australian Platypus Conservancy, Whittlesea, Victoria. 102. Bennett G (1835). Notes on the natural history and habits of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, Blum. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 1, ...
Tom Grant, 2007
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The cyclopædia of anatomy and physiology
modification of the Vertebrate type as does the Ornithorhynchus, is one of which it was obviously most interesting to ascertain the form of the blood-discs. I have made applications to different professional and zoological correspondents in ...
Robert Bentley Todd, 1847
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Natural History: Or, Second Division of "The English ...
123 ORNITHORHYNCHUS. ORNITHORHYNCHUS. 121 external appearance. He therefore grouped them both under the same generic name ; and at the same time expressed his opinion that the generative proceBS differed considerably ...
Charles Knight, 1867
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The Evolution of Endocranial Space in Mammals and ...
In the adult Ornithorhynchus, the olfactory bulb casts together constitute 0.95% of the total endocranial space and are about half the relative size of the corresponding structures in Obdurodon. In the juvenile Ornithorhynchus, the olfactory bulb ...
Thomas Edward Macrini, 2008

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORNITHORHYNCHUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ornithorhynchus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Michael O'Doherty: There's only one way a dinosaur like George …
Most likely, George is descended from the Ornithorhynchus anatinus: a sea-loving mammal whose globular features marked him out as ... «Herald, Jul 15»
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Wednesday night trivia questions: No googling!
Q1: What is the common name of Ornithorhynchus anatinus? Q2: Who won the British Open women's squash title a record 16 times? Q3: Which ... «Gladstone Observer, Jul 15»
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Ekidna si Mamalia Bertelur, Satwa Asli dari Papua
Mungkin sebagian dari kita sudah pernah mendengar tentang platipus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), satwa yang berasal dari belahan bumi ... «Mongabay.co.id, Jul 15»
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Why do we dream? You asked Google – here's the answer
The platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, spends more of its time in so-called REM sleep than any other mammal. Photograph: Dave Watts/ ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Animal Sex: How Platypuses Do It
As the only living member of the taxonomic family Ornithorhynchidae and genus Ornithorhynchus, the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a ... «Live Science, May 15»
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Platypus are known for being extremely shy, but this little fella was …
THE PLATYPUS (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), an egg-laying semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, is typically shy; but it can be ... «Australian Geographic, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ornithorhynchus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ornithorhynchus>. Feb 2020 ».
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