any of a genus (Pteranodon) of large, toothless, Late Cretaceous pterosaurs having a long, bony crest at the back of the head
Origin of pteranodonModern Latin from Classical Greek pteron, wing (see feather) + anodous, toothless from an-, not + odous (gen. odontos), tooth
Any of several large pterosaurs of the genus Pteranodon of the Cretaceous Period, having a long crested head, a scooplike beak, no teeth, and a wingspan of over 8 meters (26 feet).
Origin of pteranodonNew Latin Pteranodōn genus name Greek pteron wing ; see -pter . Greek a-, an- without ; see a- 1. -odon