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    Word Matrix: Pter

    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

    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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