Rhincodon

noun
whale sharks
Syn: ↑genus Rhincodon
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Rhincodontidae, ↑family Rhincodontidae
Member Meronyms: ↑whale shark, ↑Rhincodon typus

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\\ˈriŋkəˌdän\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from rhinc- (irregular from Latin rhina, a shark) + -odon
: 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

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Rhincodon /rin'kō-don/
noun
A genus of sharks occurring in tropical and temperate seas
ORIGIN: Gr rhynchos a snout, and odous, odontos a tooth

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