Hyperodontidae
Hyperodontidae Hyperodontidae prop. n. A natural family of cetaceans comprising the beaked whales; in some, especially former, classifications it included in the family {Physeteridae}.

Syn: Ziphiidae, family {Ziphiidae}, family {Hyperodontidae}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Hyperodontidae — noun beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae • Syn: ↑Ziphiidae, ↑family Ziphiidae, ↑family Hyperodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Odontoceti, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Hyperodontidae — noun beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae • Syn: ↑Ziphiidae, ↑family Ziphiidae, ↑Hyperodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Odontoceti, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beaked whale — noun any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw • Hypernyms: ↑toothed whale • Hyponyms: ↑bottle nosed whale, ↑bottlenose whale, ↑bottlenose, ↑Hyperoodon ampullatus • …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Ziphiidae — noun beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae • Syn: ↑Ziphiidae, ↑Hyperodontidae, ↑family Hyperodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Odontoceti, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Hyperoodon — noun bottle nosed whales • Syn: ↑Hyperoodon • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ziphiidae, ↑family Ziphiidae, ↑Hyperodontidae, ↑family Hyperodontidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyperoodon — noun bottle nosed whales • Syn: ↑genus Hyperoodon • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ziphiidae, ↑family Ziphiidae, ↑Hyperodontidae, ↑family Hyperodonti …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammal family — noun a family of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossidae, ↑family Tachyglossidae, ↑Ornithorhynchidae, ↑family Ornithorhynchidae, ↑Didelphidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Odontoceti — noun toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales • Syn: ↑suborder Odontoceti • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Cetacea, ↑order Cetacea • …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Odontoceti — noun toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales • Syn: ↑Odontoceti • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Cetacea, ↑order Cetacea • Member Meron …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ziphiidae — noun beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae • Syn: ↑family Ziphiidae, ↑Hyperodontidae, ↑family Hyperodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Odontoceti …   Useful english dictionary

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