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Archaeopteryx


Arˊchæ-op′te-ryx

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Noun.
[Gr.
ἀρχαῖοσ
ancient +
πτέρυξ
wing.]
(Paleon.)
A fossil bird, of the Jurassic period, remarkable for having a long tapering tail of many vertebræ with feathers along each side, and jaws armed with teeth, with other reptilian characteristics.

Definition 2021


Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx

Translingual

Archaeopteryx lithographica (Solenhofener Specimen)

Wikispecies

Proper noun

Archaeopteryx f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Archaeopterygidae – known from fossils and widely accepted as the earliest and most primitive known bird.

Related terms

archaeopteryx

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English

Noun

archaeopteryx (plural archaeopteryges)

  1. Alternative spelling of archæopteryx