Meaning of pterodactyl

pter•o•dac•tyl

Pronunciation: (ter"u-dak'til), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a number of genera of flying reptiles of the extinct order Pterosauria, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a highly reduced tail and teeth and a birdlike beak.
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