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Meaning of "pterodactyl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PTERODACTYL

From ptero- + Greek daktulos finger.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PTERODACTYL

pterodactyl  [ˌtɛrəˈdæktɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PTERODACTYL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pterodactyl 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 PTERODACTYL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pterodactyl

Pterodactylus

Pterodactylus /ˌtɛrəˈdæktɨl/ is a genus of pterosaurs, whose members are popularly known as pterodactyls. It is currently thought to contain only a single species, Pterodactylus antiquus, the first pterosaur species to be named and identified as a flying reptile. The fossil remains of this species have been found primarily in the Solnhofen limestone of Bavaria, Germany, dated to the late Jurassic Period, about 150.8–148.5 million years ago, though more fragmentary remains have been tentatively identified from elsewhere in Europe and in Africa. It was a carnivore and probably preyed upon fish and other small animals. Like all pterosaurs, the wings of Pterodactylus were formed by a skin and muscle membrane stretching from its elongated fourth finger to its hind limbs. It was supported internally by collagen fibres and externally by keratinous ridges. The name derives from the Greek words pteron and daktylos and refers to the way in which the wing is supported by one large finger.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PTERODACTYL


anisodactyl
ænˌaɪsəʊˈdæktɪl
artiodactyl
ˌɑːtɪəʊˈdæktɪl
brachydactyl
ˌbrækɪˈdæktɪl
dactyl
ˈdæktɪl
didactyl
daɪˈdæktɪl
heterodactyl
ˌhɛtərəʊˈdæktɪl
hyperdactyl
ˌhaɪpəˈdæktɪl
Largactil
ˌlɑːˈɡæktɪl
leptodactyl
ˌlɛptəʊˈdæktɪl
macrodactyl
ˌmækrəʊˈdæktɪl
octyl
ˈɒktɪl
pachydactyl
ˌpækɪˈdæktɪl
pentadactyl
ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl
pentadactyle
ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl
perissodactyl
pəˌrɪsəʊˈdæktɪl
polydactyl
ˌpɒlɪˈdæktɪl
syndactyl
sɪnˈdæktɪl
tetradactyl
ˌtɛtrəˈdæktɪl
zygodactyl
ˌzaɪɡəʊˈdæktɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PTERODACTYL

pteridologist
pteridology
pteridomania
pteridophilist
pteridophyte
pteridophytic
pteridophytous
pteridosperm
pterin
pterion
pterodactyle
pteropod
pterosaur
pterosaurian
pterygial
pterygium
pterygoid
pterygoid process
pteryla
pterylae

WORDS THAT END LIKE PTERODACTYL

acetyl
baetyl
biacetyl
butyl
cetyl
diacetyl
dibutyl
dicotyl
epicotyl
hypocotyl
pentyl
protyl
tridactyl
trotyl

Synonyms and antonyms of pterodactyl in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «pterodactyl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PTERODACTYL

Find out the translation of pterodactyl to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pterodactyl from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pterodactyl» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

翼龙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pterodáctilo
570 millions of speakers

English

pterodactyl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेरोडक्टाइल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزاحف المجنح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

птеродактиль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pterodáctilo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেরোডাকটাইল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ptérodactyle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pterodactyl
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pterodaktylus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テロダクティル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공룡
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pterodactyl
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loài dực thủ long
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pterodactyl
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेंटरोडैक्टिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pterodactyl
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pterodattillo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pterodaktyl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

птеродактиль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pterodactil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pterodactyl
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pterodaktiel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pterodactyl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Pteradaktyl
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pterodactyl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PTERODACTYL»

The term «pterodactyl» is regularly used and occupies the 100.806 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PTERODACTYL» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PTERODACTYL»

Discover the use of pterodactyl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pterodactyl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pterodactyl
Describes the characteristics and behavior of the extinct flying reptile that lived on the earth during the Mesozoic era.
Daniel Nunn, 2007
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Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?
A child offers many creative reasons for why it would be a good idea to bring a pterodactyl to school.
Lois G. Grambling, 2006
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A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework
It's a pterodactyl. And it wants Sam's homework book to build its nest. Disaster! It's the fourth homework book he's lost in a term. (Bertie, the family dog, ate the last one.) He knows he's going to have to get it back.
Nick Falk, 2013
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Pterodactyl
Describes what has been learned about the size, behavior, and surroundings of the long-extinct dinosaur known as pterodactyl.
Rupert Matthews, 2003
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Biology: A Functional Approach
Compare, for example, the forelimb of the bat with that of a bird and a pterodactyl. ... in the bird it is supported by the entire limb minus certain of the digits; and in the pterodactyl, an extinct flying reptile contemporary with the dinosaurs, the wing  ...
M. B. V. Roberts, 1986
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Scooby-doo! and You: The Case of the Terrifying Pterodactyl
Join Scooby-Doo and friends as they look for the person who stole the pterodactyl eggs, and why a real live pterodactyl was scaring the customers at the Littletown Museum of Natural History.
Jenny Markas, 2001
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Pterodactyl Rose: Poems of Ecology
In the title poem of Pterodactyl Rose, the speaker tells us that when he peers into his rearview mirror, he imagines the air behind him filling with the bodies of those ancient creatures his engine is burning.
William Heyen, 1991
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Saurus Street 2: A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework
Saurus St is just like any other street . . . except for the dinosaurs!What bad luck!
Nick Falk, 2013
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Popular Science
[Continued from page 79] Working in AeroVironment's small development facility in Simi Valley, Calif., project manager Alek Brooks and his team worked with the paleontologists to push the pterodactyl design through a series of steps.
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Pterodactyl
"An introduction to the life and era of the flying contemporaries of dinosaurs known as pterodactyls, starting with the creatures' 1784 discovery and ending with present-day research topics"--Provided by publisher.
Sheryl Peterson, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PTERODACTYL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pterodactyl is used in the context of the following news items.
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The real hero of Jurassic World is this dad rescuing his margaritas …
The moment comes during the pterodactyl attack scene, when the flying dinosaurs ... and the pterodactyls are probably responsible for the majority of the human ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Chrome's Easter egg t-rex game just got harder with the introduction …
Chrome evangelist François Beaufort posted to his Google+ account yesterday to show off what the new dinosaur, a pterodactyl, looks like in action in the game, ... «9 to 5 Google, Jun 15»
3
What Are 'Jurassic World's Pterodactyls That Look Like Tiny T. Rex …
Some of those creatures included a pack of volatile pterodactyl-like dinosaurs that also held the semblance of tiny T. rex's. For those that were fans of the late ... «Bustle, Jun 15»
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You Can Already Pre-order That Flapping, Flying, RC Pterodactyl
Just over a month after we first stumbled across PaulG Toys' flying pterodactyl at Toy Fair 2015, the unique remote control toy is available for pre-order via a ... «Gizmodo, Apr 15»
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Cardboard Pterodactyls Are the Perfect Jurassic World Halloween …
It's going to be a banner year for blockbuster movies, which means there will be lots of great costume choices once Halloween rolls around. And if you're partial ... «Gizmodo, Apr 15»
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Invade the skies with your own flying, screeching pterodactyl
Get your own pterodactyl without the fear of being eaten. PaulG Toys. Wish you could have lived when T-Rex roamed the earth and pterodactyls ruled the skies? «CNET, Apr 15»
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Remote-control Flying Pterodactyl flaps its wings and screeches
The Flying Pterodactyl's body is made mainly from lightweight foam. It's 3 feet long with a 5-foot wingspan (0.9 x 1.5 m), and is steered with its two webbed feet ... «Gizmag, Apr 15»
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'Lefty' Kreh recounts nearly 70 years of fishing for dorado, tarpon …
Once I caught a pterodactyl. I was in a big room of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, talking to about 60 people when I made a back cast with a fly line. «Baltimore Sun, Mar 15»
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Take To The Skies With A Radio-Controlled Pterodactyl
PaulG Toys now has an RC-controlled pterodactyl, for those who want a unique unmanned flying vehicle—and for those who just can't wait for Jurassic World to ... «Popular Science, Feb 15»
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Terrorize the Skies With a Prehistoric Flying RC Pterodactyl
With Jurassic World just around the corner it's a great time to be a lover of both dinosaurs and toys. And while this flapping, flying RC Pterodactyl isn't officially ... «Gizmodo, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pterodactyl [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pterodactyl>. Jul 2020 ».
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