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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the suborder Odontoceti — the sperm whales.

Etymologies

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Physteter +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The toothed whales are divided into the Physeteridae, the Delphinidae, and the Platanistidae, which latter is placed between the two other families, and is divided into the sub-families Iniinae and

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

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