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Monodon

MON'ODON

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Noun.
[Gr. having one tooth or shoot.] The unicorn fish, or sea-unicorn, which has a remarkable horn projecting from its head. [This horn is really a tusk, of which there are two, but only one of them is usually developed.]
It is called also the monoceros, or horned narwhal. Its usual size is form sixteen to twenty feet.

Definition 2023


Monodon

Monodon

See also: monodon

Translingual


Proper noun

Monodon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Monodontidae – the single species Monodon monoceros (narwhal).

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monodon

monodon

See also: Monodon

English

Noun

monodon (plural monodons)

  1. (zoology) Any toothed whale (such as the narwhal) of the family Monodontidae.