Hyperoodon definition

(zoology) A whale in the genus Hyperoodon of the order Cetacea, comprising both species of bottlenose whale.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hyperoodon - hyperodon

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hyperoodon
Plural:
hyperoodons

Origin of hyperoodon

  • From the Modern Latin Hyperoodon, from either of the Ancient Greek ὑπερῷος (huperōios, “that is above”, “superior”) or ὑπερῴη (huperōiē, “palate”), combined irregularly with ὀδούς (odous, “tooth”).

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