Definition of Balaena
1. Noun. Type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Balaenidae, Family Balaenidae
Member holonyms: Balaena Mysticetus, Bowhead, Bowhead Whale, Greenland Whale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balaena
Literary usage of Balaena
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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1881)
"... attached to the pelvic bone in the Greenland Right-Whale, and which he interpreted as thigh-bone and leg.1 All of these ten whales (Balaena 1 This ..."