Physeter

noun

Phy·​se·​ter
fīˈsētə(r)
: the type genus of the family Physeteridae comprising the sperm whales

Word History

Etymology

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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“Physeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Physeter. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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