Xiphius
Xiphius Xiph"i*us, n. [NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of cetaceans having a long, pointed, bony beak, usually two tusklike teeth in the lower jaw, but no teeth in the upper jaw. [1913 Webster]

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