Tursiops

noun
Tur·​si·​ops | \ ˈtərsēˌäps \

Definition of Tursiops

: a genus of rather large heavy-bodied dolphins having a truncate beak and a dorsal fin shaped like a sickle

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History and Etymology for Tursiops

New Latin, from Tursio, genus of dolphins (from Latin, a kind of dolphin, from Greek thyrsiōn, from thyrsos thyrsus) + -ops

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“Tursiops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tursiops. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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