Definition of Physeteridae

1. Noun. Sperm whales.

Exact synonyms: Family Physeteridae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Odontoceti, Suborder Odontoceti
Member holonyms: Genus Physeter, Physeter, Genus Kogia, Kogia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physeteridae

Phylloxera vitifoleae
Phylloxeridae
PhyloCode
PhysEd
Physalis alkekengi
Physalis ixocarpa
Physalis peruviana
Physalis philadelphica
Physalis pruinosa
Physalis pubescens
Physalis viscosa
Physaloptera
Physaria
Physarum
Physeter catodon
Physeteridae
Physicians Data Query
Physick
Physidae
Physopsis
Physostegia virginiana
Physostigma venenosum
Phytelephas macrocarpa
Phytoflagellata
Phytolacca acinosa
Phytolacca americana
Phytolacca dioica
Phytolaccaceae
Phytomastigina

Literary usage of Physeteridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1904)
"... physeteridae. Teeth entirely absent in the upper jaw and quite variable in ... (physeteridae) which possess a well developed series of teeth in the (? ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"It appears to be most nearly allied to the physeteridae, but should probably form a distinct family. ..."

3. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1876)
"... (physeteridae), and the last members are the right whales (Balaenidae). This is evinced by the fact that the whalebone or baleen plates are developed ..."

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