Ziphius

noun
Ziph·​i·​us | \ ˈzifēəs \

Definition of Ziphius

: a genus (the type of the family Ziphiidae) of nearly cosmopolitan beaked whales

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History and Etymology for Ziphius

New Latin, modification of Greek xiphios swordfish, from xiphos sword

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“Ziphius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ziphius. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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