Ichthyornis

Ichthyornis

[ik-thee-awr-nis]
noun
an extinct genus of toothed birds having vertebrae resembling those of fishes.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1872) < Greek ichthy- ichthy- + órnis bird

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ichthyornis (ˌɪkθɪˈɔːnɪs)
 
n
an extinct Cretaceous sea bird of the genus Ichthyornis, thought to have resembled a tern
 
[C19: New Latin, from ichthy- + Greek ornis bird]

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