Odontopteryx

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Odontopteryx (Paleon) An extinct Eocene bird having the jaws strongly serrated, or dentated, but destitute of true teeth. It was found near London.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n odontopteryx A genus of fossil birds from the London clay (Lower Eocene) of England, having tooth-like projections on the mandible and believed to be related to the gannets (Steganopodes).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. 'odoy`s 'odo`ntos, a tooth + pte`ryx a wing