delphinapterus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of delphinoid odontocete cetaceans, typical of the subfamily Delphinapterinæ, containing the beluga or white Whale (D. leucas).
    • A genus of dolphins (Delphininæ) which have no dorsal fin, as D. peroni: today called Leucorhamphus. See Delphinus, 1.
    • white whale
    • A genus of delphinoid odontocete cetaceans, typical of subfamily Delphinapterinæ, containing the beluga or white Whale (D. leucas).
    • A genus of dolphins (Delphininæ) with no dorsal fin, as D. peroni: now known as Leucorhamphus. See Delphinus, 1.
    • white whale

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