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  • adj. Alternative spelling of macrocephalous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has an abnormally large head.


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  • Physeter macrocephalus, which is the largest-known toothed whale, "said Olivier Lambert of the

    European Tribune

  • Greenland halibut is commercially important in the North Atlantic and the Pacific, and is an important food item for deep-feeding marine mammals (e.g., narwhal and hooded seals) and sharks feeding on benthos such as the Greenland shark (Somniosus macrocephalus).

    General description of the Arctic biota

  • Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) of the western Bering Sea.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the North Pacific (Bering Sea)

  • Whales include migratory humpback Megaptera novaeangliae (VU) and occasional blue Balaenoptera musculus (EN), rorqual Balaenoptera physalis, sperm Physeter macrocephalus (VU), Bryde's Baleanoptera edeni, killer Orcinus orca, false killer Pseudorca crassidens, pygmy killer Feresa attenuata, Cuvier's beaked Ziphius cavirostris, beaked Mesoplodon sp., shortfin pilot Globicephala macrorhynchus and melon-headed Peponocephala electra whales.

    Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Colombia

  • One large endemic rodent, the giant mole-rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus), has been estimated to approach densities of 2,600 per square kilometer (km2) in the Sanetti Plateau in Bale National Park.

    Ethiopian montane moorlands

  • Marine fish are diverse and include Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis, Pacific herring Clupea pallasii, Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus, capelin Mallotus villosus and Pacific sandlance Ammodytes hexapterus.

    Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States

  • The remaining indigenous mammals are all marine, comprising whales and seals, and include Southern right whale (Balaena glacialis), rare sightings of sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), orca (Orcinus orca), the most common whale observed at Macquarie Island, and long fin pilot whale (Globicephala melaena), the only other whale to be seen in any numbers around Macquarie Island.

    MacQuarie Island, Australia

  • Retrieved from the stomach of a sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus, the carcass is about 3 m long, long-bodied, and appears to have a camel-like head and a fluked tail.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • You said that the whalers claim the specimen was "retrieved from the stomach of a sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus," and it was "about 3 m long."


  • Before the early 1970s, when single cropping of rice was practiced, the system was the major supplier of freshwater fish, especially snakeskin gouramy (Trichogaster pectoralis), catfish (Clarias macrocephalus), and snakehead (Channa striata).

    1. Intensive sustainable livestock production: an alternative to tropical deforestation.


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