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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Origin and Etymology of 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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