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baleen

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noun ba·leen \bə-ˈlēn, ˈbā-ˌlēn\

Definition of baleen

  1. :  a horny keratinous substance found in two rows of transverse plates which hang down from the upper jaws of baleen whales




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baleen

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noun ba·leen \bə-ˈlēn\

Definition of baleen

  1. :  a tough material that hangs down from the upper jaw of whales without teeth and is used by the whale to filter small ocean animals out of seawater




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