Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Lamnidae — the great white shark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of sharks including man-eating sharks, such as the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek κάρχαρος (karcharos, "sharp, jagged") + ὀδών (odōn, "tooth") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Despite sharks' movie fame, much of shark biology remains a mystery, even for the renowned great white shark, Carcharodon carcharia.

    'Shark Men' scout out shark nursery

  • If toothy predators such as great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are the pit bulls of the shark world, whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have the temperament of Labrador retrievers.

    Giant sharks swarm in waters off Mexico

  • I'm reading the new Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and have so far made my way through three articles on fossil sharks: "Exceptional preservation of the white shark Carcharodon (Lamniformes, Lamnidae) from the early Pliocene of Peru"; "The spine-brush complex in symmoriiform sharks (Chondrichthyes; Symmoriiformes), with comments on dorsal fin modularity"; and "Pectoral anatomy of Tribodus limae (Elasmobranchii: Hybodontiformes) from the Lower Cretaceous of northeastern Brazil."

    "I burned his body for incurring my wrath."

  • Amongst them live the supremely graceful, beautifully designed, super-predator and most feared animal on Earth -- Carcharodon carcharias or great white shark.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Protecting Great White Sharks

  • As awesomely terrifying as a 25 foot great white may seem, scientists believethat the oceans of between 2 and 20 million years ago were inhabited by a much bigger ancestor, Carcharodon Megalodon.

    Why surfing was a bad idea in the Pliocene

  • Rather, it's short for Megalodon (or more exactly, Carcharodon Megalodon), which is the name of the largest known carnivorous fish to have ever existed.

    Meg Movie Might Still Live? « FirstShowing.net

  • ABSTRACT: The notorious jaws of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias are widely feared, yet poorly understood.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • However, jaw adductor-generated force in Carcharodon appears unremarkable when the predator's body mass is considered.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Carcharodon was found that the largest great whites have a bite force of up to 1.8 tonnes.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Sorry bunky, it appears the grey lady has jumped the Carcharodon carcharias.

    They’ve got it… by George, they’ve got it…. « BuzzMachine

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