Definition of Galeorhinus
1 : a genus of sharks including the topes and soupfin sharks
2 in some classifications : a genus of sharks comprising the smooth dogfishes
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Origin and Etymology of galeorhinus
New Latin, from Greek galeos dogfish, shark + New Latin -rhinus (from Greek rhinē, a shark)
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