Definition of Physeter

1. Noun. Type genus of the Physeteridae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Physeter
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Physeteridae, Physeteridae
Member holonyms: Black Whale, Cachalot, Physeter Catodon, Sperm Whale

Definition of Physeter

1. n. The genus that includes the sperm whale.

Definition of Physeter

1. a whale which spouts [n -S]

Medical Definition of Physeter

1. 1. The genus that includes the sperm whale. 2. A filtering machine operated by air pressure. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. To blow: cf. F. Physetere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physeter

physaliferous
physaliform
physaliphore
physaliphorous
physaliphorous cell
physalis
physalises
physalopteriasis
physarida
physarum polycephalum
physeal
physed
physeds
physemaria
physes
physeterids
physeteroids
physeters
physi-
physianthropy
physiatrician
physiatrics
physiatries
physiatrist
physiatrists
physiatry
physic

Literary usage of Physeter

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1. Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1871)
"Upper jaw toothless. Atlas and cervical vertebra) all united into a solid mass. 1. physeter. physeter, Gray, lc pp. 196, 210, 386; Synops. Whales 8>. ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"physeter, Lin. The Cachalots(l) are Cetacea with a very voluminous head, exces-. sively enlarged, particularly in front, in whose upper jaw there is. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"The Occurrence of the Sperm Whale or Cachalot in the Shetland Seas, "with Notes on the Tymp a no- petrous Bones of physeter, Kogia, and other Odontoceti. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"... the morphology of habits and diseases of the coal-miners Peach (CW) on the occurrence of the sperm-whale (physeter ..."

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