Galeorhinus

noun
Ga·​le·​o·​rhi·​nus | \ -ˈrīnəs \

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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History and Etymology for Galeorhinus

New Latin, from Greek galeos dogfish, shark + New Latin -rhinus (from Greek rhinē, a shark)

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“Galeorhinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galeorhinus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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