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beaked whale

noun
1.
any of several toothed whales of the family Hyperoodontidae (Ziphiidae), inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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beaked whale

any of 21 species of medium-sized toothed whales with extended snouts, including the bottlenose whales. Little is known about this family of cetaceans; one species was first described in 1995, two others are known only from skeletal remains, and the bodies of undescribed species occasionally drift ashore.

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