beaked whale(redirected from Ziphidae)
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Any of various toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, having a beaklike snout and a small dorsal fin.
any of several toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws.
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|Noun||1.||beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw|
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
family Hyperodontidae, family Ziphiidae, Hyperodontidae, Ziphiidae - beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae