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Word Matrix: Pter

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Word Matrix: Pter

<pter>
“feather, wing” from Greek pteron

Word Sums

Pter + ide + ine -> pteridine
Pter + ide + ine + s -> pteridines
Pter + in -> pterin
Pter + ine -> pterine
Am + ine + o + Pter + in -> aminopterin

Pter + an + Odon -> pteranodon
Pter + an + Odon + s -> pteranodons
Pter + o + Dactyl -> pterodactyl
Pter + o + Dactyl + s -> pterodactyls
Pter + ide + o + Log + y -> pteridology
Pter + ide + o + Log + y + es -> pteridologies
Pter + ide + o + Log + ic + al -> pteridological
Pter + ide + o + Log + ist -> pteridologist
Pter + ide + o + Log + ist + s -> pteridologists
Pter + ide + o + Sperm -> pteridosperm
Pter + ide + o + Sperm + s -> pteridosperms
Pter + ide + o + Phyte -> pteridophyte
Pter + ide + o + Phyte + s -> pteridophytes
Pter + o + Phyte -> pterophyte
Pter + o + Phyte + s -> pterophytes
Pter + o + Pod -> pteropod
Pter + o + Pod + s -> pteropods
Pter + o + Saur -> pterosaur
Pter + o + Saur + s -> pterosaurs

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Pter + yg + i + um -> pterygium
Pter + yg + i + um + s -> pterygiums
Pter + yg + i + a -> pterygia
Pter + yg + i + al -> pterygial

Pter + yg + o + id -> pterygoid
Pter + yg + o + ide + s -> pterygoids
Pter + yg + o + ide + al -> pterygoidal
Pter + yg + i + ate -> pterygiate
ep + i + Pter + yg + o + id -> epipterygoid
ep + i + Pter + yg + o + id + s -> epipterygoids
inter + Pter + yg + o + id -> interpterygoid
Palate + o + Pter + yg + o + id -> palatopterygoid
ect + o + Pter + yg + o + id -> ectopterygoid
ect + o + Pter + yg + o + id + s -> ectopterygoids
ent + o + Pter + yg + o + id -> entopterygoid
ent + o + Pter + yg + o + id + s -> entopterygoids
meta + o + Pter + yg + o + id -> metapterygoid
meta + o + Pter + yg + o + id + s -> metapterygoids

a + Pter + al -> apteral
a + Pter + a -> aptera
a + Pter + an -> apteran
a + Pter + an + s -> apterans
a + Pter + ous -> apterous

a + Pter + i + um -> apterium
a + Pter + i + a -> apteria

a + Pter + yx -> apteryx
a + Pter + yx + es -> apteryxes

Arche + o + Pter + yx -> archeopteryx
Arche + o + Pter + yx + es -> archeopteryxes
Archae + o + Pter + yx -> archaeopteryx
Archae + o + Pter + yx + es -> archaeopteryxes

Brachy + Pter + a -> brachyptera
Brachy + Pter + ous -> brachypterous
Brachy + Pter + an -> brachypteran
Brachy + Pter + y -> brachyptery

Chire + o + Pter -> chiropter
Chire + o + Pter + s -> chiropters
Chire + o + Pter + a-> chiroptera
Chire + o + Pter + an -> chiropteran
Chire + o + Pter + an + s -> chiropterans
mega + Chire + o + Pter + a-> megachiroptera
mega + Chire + o + Pter + an -> megachiropteran
mega + Chire + o + Pter + an + s -> megachiropterans
micr + o + Chire + o + Pter + a -> microchiroptera
micr + o + Chire + o + Pter + an -> microchiropteran
micr + o + Chire + o + Pter + an + s -> microchiropterans

Cole + o + Pter + a -> coleoptera
Cole + o + Pter + an -> coleopteran
Cole + o + Pter + an + s -> coleopterans
Cole + o + Pter + ous -> coleopterous
Cole + o + Pter + ist -> coleopterist
Cole + o + Pter + ist + s -> coleopterists
coleopterology
coleopterologist
coleopterologists
coleopterological

Cross + o + Pter + yg + ii -> crossopterygii
Cross + o + Pter + yg + i + an -> crossopterygian
Cross + o + Pter + yg + i + an + s -> crossopterygians

di + Pter + a -> diptera
di + Pter + an -> dipteran
di + Pter + an + s -> dipterans
di + Pter + al -> dipteral
di + Pter + ous -> dipterous
di + Pter + on -> dipteron
di + Pter + on + s -> dipterons
bi + Pter + ous -> bipterous

di + Pter + o + Carp -> dipterocarp
di + Pter + o + Carp + s -> dipterocarps

Eury + Pter + id -> eurypterid
Eury + Pter + id + s -> eurypterids
Eury + Pter + id + a -> eurypterida
Eury + Pter + o + id -> eurypteroid
Eury + Pter + o + ide + ea -> eurypteroidea
Eury + Pter + us -> eurypterus
Eury + Pter + yg + i + a -> eurypterygia
Eury + Pter + yg + i + an -> eurypterygian
Eury + Pter + yg + i + an + s -> eurypterygians

Helic + o + Pter -> helicopter
Helic + o + Pter + s -> helicopters
Helic + o + Pter + ed -> helicoptered
Helic + o + Pter + ing -> helicoptering

hemi + Pter -> hemipter
hemi + Pter + s -> hemipters
hemi + Pter + an -> hemipteran
hemi + Pter + an + s -> hemipterans
hemi + Pter + ous -> hemipterous
heter + o + Pter + a -> heteroptera
heter + o + Pter + an -> heteropteran
heter + o + Pter + an + s -> heteropterans
heter + o + Pter + ous -> heteropterous
hom + o + Pter + a -> homoptera
hom + o + Pter + an -> homopteran
hom + o + Pter + an + s -> homopterans
hom + o + Pter + ous -> homopterous

Hymen + o + Pter + an -> hymenopteran
Hymen + o + Pter + an + s -> hymenopterans
Hymen + o + Pter + on-> hymenopteron
Hymen + o + Pter + on + s -> hymenopterons
Hymen + o + Pter + a -> hymenoptera
Hymen + o + Pter + ous -> hymenopterous

Lepide + o + Pter + an -> lepidopteran
Lepide + o + Pter + an + s -> lepidopterans
Lepide + o + Pter + on -> lepidopteron
Lepide + o + Pter + on + s -> lepidopterons
Lepide + o + Pter + a -> lepidoptera
Lepide + o + Pter + ous -> lepidopterous
Lepide + o + Pter + o + Log + y -> lepidopterology
Lepide + o + Pter + o + Log + ic + al -> lepidopterological
Lepide + o + Pter + o + Log + ist -> lepidopterist
Lepide + o + Pter + o + Log + ist + s -> lepidopterists
Lepide + o + Pter + y -> lepidoptery

macr + o + Pter + an -> macropteran
macr + o + Pter + ous -> macropterous

Neur + o + Pter -> neuropter
Neur + o + Pter + s -> neuropters
Neur + o + Pter + an -> neuropteran
Neur + o + Pter + an + s -> neuropterans
Neur + o + Pter + on -> neuropteron
Neur + o + Pter + on + s -> neuropterons
Neur + o + Pter + a -> neuroptera
Neur + o + Pter + al -> neuropteral
Neur + o + Pter + ous -> neuropterous

Ornithe + o + Pter -> ornithopter
Ornithe + o + Pter + s -> ornithopters

Orth + o + Pter -> orthopter
Orth + o + Pter + s -> orthopters
Orth + o + Pter + a -> orthoptera
Orth + o + Pter + an -> orthopteran
Orth + o + Pter + an + s -> orthopterans
Orth + o + Pter + ist -> orthopterist
Orth + o + Pter + ist + s -> orthopterists
Orth + o + Pter + oid -> orthopteroid
Orth + o + Pter + oid + s -> orthopteroids
neo + Pter + a -> neoptera
poly + neo + Pter + a -> polyneoptera

peri + Pter -> peripter
peri + Pter + s -> peripters
peri + Pter + y -> periptery
peri + Pter + y + es -> peripteries
peri + Pter + ous -> peripterous
peri + Pter + al -> peripteral

Plec + o + Pter + a -> plecoptera
Plec + o + Pter + an -> plecopteran
Plec + o + Pter + an + s -> plecopterans

Taeni + o + Pter + yg + id -> taeniopterygid
Taeni + o + Pter + yg + id + s -> taeniopterygids
Taeni + o + Pter + yg + id + ae -> taeniopterygidae

Trich + o + Pter + a -> trichoptera
Trich + o + Pter + an -> trichopteran
Trich + o + Pter + an + s -> trichopterans
Trich + o + Pter + ous -> trichopterous
Trich + o + Pter + yg + id -> trichopterygid
Trich + o + Pter + yg + id + s -> trichopterygids

Morphemes

pter: wing, feather
-s/-es: forming plural of noun

a-: not, without
-a: word-forming element in names of countries, diseases, animals, and plants [adopted unchanged from Classical Latin and Greek], taxonomic order of zoological naming conventions
-a: plural of -um
-ae: plural of -a
-al: relating to, of the kind of, of, relating to, resembling or containing the thing suffixed
am: ammonia, amide
an-: not, without
-an: singular noun in zoological naming conventions under taxonomic order
arche: ancient, olden, primitive, primeval, from the beginning
archae: variation of arche
bi-: two, paired, both, half
brachy: short
carp: fruit
chire: hand
cole: sheath
cross: tassels, fringe
dactyl: finger
di: two, twice, double
-ea: Latin ending
ect-: outside, external
ent-: within, inside, inner
eury-: wide, broad
helic: spiral
hemi-: half
heter-: other, different
hom-: same
hymen: membrane
-i-: connecting vowel
-ic: forming adjective denoting pertaining to or relating to
-id: variation of -ide, forming adjectives
-ide: word-forming element used to coin names for simple compounds of one element with another element or radical
-ii: Latin plural of -ius
-in: word-forming element in chemistry commonly used to form words for derived substances
-ine: word-forming element in chemistry commonly used to form words for derived substances
inter-: between, amid, among, during, within, mutual, reciprocal
-ist: ‪word-forming element meaning “one who does or makes”‬
lepide: scale
log(e): word, speech, reason
-logy: study [Log(e) + y]
macr-: large, long, inclusive
mega-: great, large, mighty
meta-: after, behind; among, between; changed, altered; higher, beyond
micr-: small, little, petty, trivial, slight
neo-: new
neur: relating to nerves or the nervous system
-o-: connecting vowel
odon: tooth
ornithe: bird
orth-: straight, right, proper
-ous: characterized by, of the nature of
palate: roof of the mouth
peri-: around, about, enclosing, surrounding, near
phtye: plant
plec: plait, braid
pod: related to or resembling a foot or similar limb
poly-: many, much, multi-, one or more
saur: lizard
sperm: seed
taeni: band, ribbon
trich: hair
-um: denotes singular grammatical number
-y: quality, state, action, or entity
-yg: Greek suffix [allophone of -yx]
-yx: Greek suffix [allophone of -yg]

Definitions

pteridine: (noun) yellow, crystalline, heteroaromatic compound with a bicyclic molecular structure
pteridines: plural of pteridine
pterin: (noun) substituted derivative of pteridine, especially any of a class of these compounds which occur naturally as insect pigments
pterine: (noun) variation of pterin
aminopterin: (noun) 4-amino analog of folic acid used as a chemotherapy drug

pteranodon: (noun) large tailless pterosaur with a long toothless beak of the Cretaceous period
pteranodons: plural of pteranodon
pterodactyl: pterosaur with a long slender head and neck and a very short tail of the late Jurassic period
pterodactyls: plural of pterodactyl
pteridology: study of ferns and related plants
pteridologies: plural of pteridology
pteridological: (adjective) relating to pteridology
pteridologist: (noun) person who studies ferns and other pteridophytes
pteridologists: plural of pteridologist
pteridosperm: (noun) extinct plant that is intermediate between the ferns and seed-bearing plants
pteridosperms: plural of pteridosperm
pteridophyte: (noun) division of plants including the ferns and their allies
pteridophytes: plural of pteridophyte
pterophyte: any fern
pterophytes: plural of pterophyte
pteropod: specialized free-swimming pelagic sea snails and sea slugs, literally “wing-foot”
pteropods: plural of pteropod
pterosaur: (noun) flying reptile with membranous wings supported by a greatly lengthened fourth finger of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
pterosaurs: plural of pterosaur

pterygium: (noun) raised, wedge-shaped growth of the clear mucus membrane lining the inner eyelids and extends onto the cornea
pterygiums: plural of pterygium
pterygia: plural of pterygium
pterygial: (adjective) of or relating to the pterygium

pterygoid: (noun) bone of the palate of many vertebrates, (adjective) resembling a wing, of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone, literally “winglike”
pterygoids: plural of pterygoid
pterygoidal: (adjective) of or relating to the pterygoid bone
pterygiate: (adjective) having a pterygium
epipterygoid: (noun) slender bone in the skull of most lizards and some other reptiles, (adjective) situated above or upon the pterygoid
epipterygoids: plural of epipterygoid
interpterygoid: (adjective) between pterygoid bones
palatopterygoid: (adjective) of or pertaining to the palatine and pterygoid region of the skull
ectopterygoid: (noun) certain ventral bone of reptiles or fish
ectopterygoids: plural of ectopterygoid
entopterygoid: (noun) certain ventral bone of reptiles or fish
entopterygoids: plural of entopterygoid
metapterygoid: (noun) bone in the skull of teleostean fish that lies behind the pterygoid
metapterygoids: plural of metapterygoid

apteral: (adjective) without wings, without lateral columns
aptera: (noun) obsolete taxonomic category that included the Apterygota along with various other wingless arthropods
apteran: (noun) any of the Aptera, (adjective) variation of apterous
apterans: plural of apteran
apterous: (adjective) without wings, wingless

apterium: (noun) area of featherless skin on a bird
apteria: plural of apterium

apteryx: (noun) obsolete term for kiwi, a flightless bird
apteryxes: plural of apteryx

archeopteryx: (noun) earliest and most primitive known bird that represents a transition in the evolution of dinosaurs to birds
archeopteryxes: plural of archeopteryx
archaeopteryx: (noun) variation of archeopteryx
archaeopteryxes: plural of archaeopteryx

brachyptera: genus of taeniopterygid stoneflies
brachypterous: (adjective) having short, possibly non-functional wings
brachypteran: (adjective) variation of brachypterous
brachyptery: (noun) condition of being brachypterous

chiropter: (noun) bat, member of the order Chiroptera
chiropters: plural of chiropter
chiroptera: (noun) bats, taxonomic order within the class Mammalia
chiropteran: (noun) variation of chiropter
chiropterans: plural of chiropteran
megachiroptera: (noun) megabats, taxonomic suborder within the order Chiroptera
megachiropteran: (noun) fruit bat of suborder Megachiroptera, (adjective) of or relating to the fruit bats of suborder Megachiroptera
megachiropterans: plural of megachiropteran
microchiroptera: (noun) taxonomic suborder of small bats within the order Chiroptera
microchiropteran: (noun) any microbat of the suborder Microchiroptera
microchiropterans: plural of microchiropteran

coleoptera: (noun) taxonomic order of beetles within the superorder Endopterygota, literally “sheath wings”
coleopteran: (noun) any insect of the order Coleoptera including beetles, weevils and fireflies
coleopterans: plural of coleopteran
coleopterous: (adjective) of or pertaining to beetles of the order Coleoptera
coleopterist: (noun) variation of coleopterologist
coleopterists: plural of coleopterist
coleopterology: (noun) scientific study of beetles
coleopterologist: (noun) one who studies or practices coleopterology
coleopterologists: plural of coleopterologist
coleopterological: (adjective) relating to coleopterology

crossopterygii: (noun) lobe-finned or tassel-finned bony fish now largely extinct
crossopterygian: (noun) any fish of the group Crossopterygii regarded as being ancestral to amphibians and other land vertebrates, (adjective) pertaining to or resembling a crossopterygian
crossopterygians: plural of crossopterygian

diptera: (noun) taxonomic order of the true flies within the superorder Endopterygota
dipteran: (noun) any of the flies, literally “two wings”
dipterans: plural of dipteran
dipteral: (adjective) two-winged; having a double row of columns
dipterous: (adjective) two-winged; of, relating to, or being a fly
dipteron: (noun) one of the Diptera
dipterons: plural of dipteron
bipterous: (adjective) variation of dipterous

dipterocarp: (noun) any member of the family Dipterocarpaceae of tropical rainforest trees having two-winged fruits
dipterocarps: plural of dipterocarp

eurypterid: (noun) any of the order Eurypterida of usually large aquatic Paleozoic arthropods resembling scorpions (sea scorpion) and related to the horseshoe crabs, literally “wide wings”
eurypterids: plural of eurypterid
eurypterida: (noun) taxonomic class of extinct arthropods
eurypteroid: (adjective) like, or pertaining to, the genus Eurypterus
eurypteroidea: (noun) taxonomic superfamily of extinct eurypterids within the order Eurypterida
eurypterus: (noun) taxonomic genus of extinct sea scorpions from the Ordovician and Silurian period within the family Eurypteridae
eurypterygia: taxonomic infracohort that includes extinct sea scorpions
eurypterygian: (noun) any fish of the infracohort Eurypterygia
eurypterygians: plural of eurypterygian

helicopter: (noun) aircraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotating blades, winged fruit of certain trees, (verb) to transport or travel by helicopter, to hover
helicopters: plural of helicopter, third person singular of helicopter
helicoptered: simple past and past participle of helicopter
helicoptering: present participle of helicopter

hemipter: (noun) any organism including cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, and shield bugs of the order Hemiptera, literally “half-winged”
hemipters: plural of hemipter
hemipteran: (noun) variation of hemipter, (adjective) variation of hemipterous
hemipterans: plural of hemipteran
hemipterous: (adjective) of or pertaining to the Hemiptera order
heteroptera: (noun) taxonomic suborder of typical true bugs within the order Hemiptera
heteropteran: (noun) any of very many insects of the suborder Heteroptera
heteropterans: plural of heteropteran
heteropterous: (adjective) belonging or relating to the Heteroptera
homoptera: (noun) obsolete variation of hemipter
homopteran: (noun) any insect (true bug) of the order Homoptera
homopterans: plural of homopteran
homopterous: (adjective) of or pertaining to the Homoptera

hymenopteran: (noun) any insect including bees, wasps, and ants of the order Hymenoptera, (adjective) characteristic of bees, wasps, and ants, literally “membrane-winged”
hymenopterans: plural of hymenopteran
hymenopteron: any insect of the order Hymenoptera
hymenopterons: plural of hymenopteron
hymenoptera: plural of hymenopteron
hymenopterous: (adjective) variation of hymenopteran

lepidopteran: (noun) any insect including butterflies and moths of the order Lepidoptera, (adjective) characteristic of butterflies and moths, literally “scale-winged”
lepidopterans: plural of lepidopteran
lepidopteron: (noun) variation of lepidopteran
lepidopterons: plural of lepidopteron
lepidoptera: plural of lepidopteron
lepidopterous: (adjective) variation of lepidopteran
lepidopterology: (noun) scientific study of butterflies and moths
lepidopterological: (adjective) of or relating to the study of butterflies and moths
lepidopterist: (noun) one who studies butterflies and moths
lepidopterists: plural of lepidopterist
lepidoptery: (noun) hobby of collecting butterflies

macropteran: (adjective) variation of macropterous
macropterous: (adjective) having long wings or fins, literally “large-winged” or “long-winged”

neuropter: (noun) obsolete variation of neuropteran
neuropters: plural of neuropter
neuropteran: (noun) any member having four large and membranous wings of the order Neuroptera
neuropterans: plural of neuropteran
neuropteron: (noun) variation of neuropteran
neuropteron: plural of neuropteron
neuroptera: plural of neuropteron
neuropteral: (adjective) of or pertaining to the Neuroptera
neuropterous: (adjective) obsolete variation of neuropteral

ornithopter: (noun) aircraft that generates lift through the flapping of its wings
ornithopters: plural of ornithopter

orthopter: (noun) any insect of the order Orthoptera, variation of ornithopter
orthopters: plural of orthopter
orthoptera: taxonomic order of various insects including crickets, grasshoppers, wetas, and katydids within the superorder Polyneoptera
orthopteran: (noun) any insect of the order Orthoptera
orthopterans: plural of orthopteran
orthopterist: (noun) entomologist who specializes in orthopters
orthopterists: plural of orthopterist
orthopteroid: (noun) any of the insects including the cockroaches, earwigs, and praying mantises historically included in the order Orthoptera
orthopteroids: plural of orthopteroid
neoptera: (noun) taxonomic superorder of cockroaches within the infraclass Neoptera
polyneoptera: (noun) taxonomic infraclass of winged insects that can flex their wings over their abdomens

peripter: (noun) building surrounded by a single row of columns (peristyle), the encompassing row of columns
peripters: plural of peripter
periptery: (noun) region of air surrounding a moving body such as the wing of a bird or a gliding airplane in which the motion of the body causes movement of the air, variation of peripter
peripteries: plural of periptery
peripterous: (adjective) completely feathered, surrounded by a row of columns on all sides
peripteral: (adjective) variation of peripterous

plecoptera: (noun) order of insects, commonly known as stoneflies
plecopteran: (noun) any insect in the order Plecoptera
plecopterans: plural of plecopteran

taeniopterygid: (noun) any member of the Taeniopterygidae including willowflies, literally “ribbon-winged”
taeniopterygids: : plural of taeniopterygid
taeniopterygidae: (noun) taxonomic order that includes willowflies

trichoptera: (noun) order of insects consisting of the caddis flies, literally “hair-winged”
trichopteran: (noun) any insect of the order Trichoptera including caddis flies
trichopterans: plural of trichopteran
trichopterous: (adjective) of, pertaining to, or characterizing the Trichoptera
trichopterygid: (noun) any member of the Trichopterygidae
trichopterygids: plural of trichopterygid

Relatives

copter [helicopter -> copter]
copters
pteryla: an area of skin on which a a bird’s feathers grow
pterylas: plural of pteryla
pterylae: plural of pteryla

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