Ornithorhyncus anatinus is the scientific name for a Platypus. The genus name describes the fact that it has a "nose" (i.e. "rhyn") that is like that of a bird (i.e. "ornitho").
The term biology is derived from the Greek word βίος, bios, "life" and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "study of"<br />
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