Physeter

noun
Phy·​se·​ter | \ fīˈsētə(r) \

Definition of Physeter

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Physeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Physeter. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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