Physeter

noun Phy·se·ter \fīˈsētə(r)\

Definition of Physeter

  1. :  the type genus of the family Physeteridae comprising the sperm whales

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Origin and Etymology of physeter

New Latin, from Latin, sperm whale, from Greek physētēr bellows, blowhole of a whale, sperm whale; akin to Greek physa bellows


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