Globicephala

noun
Glo·​bi·​ceph·​a·​la | \ ˌglōbəˈsefələ \

Definition of Globicephala

: a genus of small, dark-colored toothed whales (family Delphinidae) related to the Risso's dolphin and killer whale and comprising the pilot whales

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History and Etymology for Globicephala

New Latin, from globi- (from Latin globus ball) + -cephala (from Greek kephalē head)

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“Globicephala.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Globicephala. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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