plural noun
Del·​phin·​i·​dae | \delˈfinəˌdē\

Definition of Delphinidae 

: a family of moderate to small-sized toothed whales including the dolphins, pilot whales, and killer whale

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delphinoid \ˈ⸗fə̇ˌnȯid \ noun plural delphinoids
delphinoid adjective

History and Etymology for Delphinidae

New Latin, from Delphinus, type genus + -idae

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