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

Word History


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

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“Globicephala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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