noun Rhinc·odon \ˈriŋkəˌdän\

Definition of Rhincodon

  1. :  a genus of elasmobranch fishes that contains only the whale shark and is now usually isolated in a separate family though formerly often included in Orectolobidae

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Origin and Etymology of rhincodon

New Latin, from rhinc- (irregular from Latin rhina, a shark) + -odon

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