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ornithorhynchus

[awr-nuh-thuh-ring-kuh s] /ˌɔr nə θəˈrɪŋ kəs/
noun
1.
the platypus.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < New Latin: genus name, equivalent to ornitho- ornitho- + -rhynchus < Greek rhýnchos bill
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ornithorhynchus

/ˌɔːnɪθəʊˈrɪŋkəs/
noun
1.
the technical name for duck-billed platypus
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from ornitho- + Greek rhunkhos bill
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