great white shark

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of great white shark

:a large mackerel shark (Carcharodon carcharias) of warm seas that is bluish when young but becomes whitish with age and has been known to attack humans called also white shark; see shark illustration

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First Known Use of great white shark

1774


Medical Dictionary

great white shark

noun

medical Definition of great white shark

:a large shark (Carcharodon carcharias of the family Lamnidae) that is bluish when young but becomes whitish with age and has been known to attack humans called also white shark

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