noun Glo·bi·ceph·a·la \ˌglōbəˈsefələ\

Definition of Globicephala

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of globicephala

New Latin, from globi- (from Latin globus ball) + -cephala (from Greek kephalē head) — more at globe, cephalic

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