hyperoodon

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

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hyperoodon (plural hyperoodons)

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

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