Delphinapterus

noun
Del·​phi·​nap·​ter·​us

Definition of Delphinapterus

: the genus of cetaceans that consists solely of the beluga

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History and Etymology for Delphinapterus

New Latin, from Latin delphinus dolphin + Greek apteros wingless

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“Delphinapterus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Delphinapterus. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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