Rhincodon

noun

Rhinc·​odon
ˈriŋkəˌdän
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Rhincodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhincodon. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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