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Definition of Spermaceti whale
Spermaceti whaleSpermaceti Sper`ma*ce"ti, n. [L. sperma sperm + cetus,gen.
ceti, any large sea animal, a whale, Gr. ???. See Sperm,
A white waxy substance obtained from cavities in the head of
the sperm whale, and used making candles, oilments,
cosmetics, etc. It consists essentially of ethereal salts of
palmitic acid with ethal and other hydrocarbon bases. The
substance of spermaceti after the removal of certain
impurities is sometimes called cetin.
Spermaceti whale (Zo["o]l.), the sperm whale. spermaceti whaleSperm whale Sperm" whale` (Zo["o]l.)
A very large toothed whale (Physeter macrocephalus), having
a head of enormous size. The upper jaw is destitute of teeth.
In the upper part of the head, above the skull, there is a
large cavity, or case, filled with oil and spermaceti. This
whale sometimes grows to the length of more than eighty feet.
It is found in the warmer parts of all the oceans. Called
also cachalot, and spermaceti whale.
Pygmy sperm whale (Zo["o]l.), a small whale (Kogia
breviceps), seldom twenty feet long, native of tropical
seas, but occasionally found on the American coast. Called
also snub-nosed cachalot.
Sperm-whale porpoise (Zo["o]l.), a toothed cetacean
(Hypero["o]don bidens), found on both sides of the
Atlantic and valued for its oil. The adult becomes about
twenty-five feet long, and its head is very large and
thick. Called also bottle-nosed whale.
Meaning of Spermaceti whale from wikipedia
- the sperm whale
(and, in smaller
quantities, in the oils of other whales
in the ****ceti organ inside
's head. This...
- Nature. The name sperm whale
is a truncation
of ****ceti whale
, originally mistakenly identified
as the whales
' ****, is the semi-liquid...
such as in the case of the Baleen whale
), but the primary source
oil was the ****ceti organ
and the junk (or "melon"), the organs...
- The ****ceti organ
is an organ
that commonly appears
in the heads
of toothed whales
of the family
Physeteroidea, in particular
the sperm whale
- the other raptorial sperm whales
by the basin
on the skull, and how it spans
the entire length
of the snout. The ****ceti
in that basin...
- scientists refer
to as the "****ceti
organ". This organ
in form and composition
from the ****ceti organ
of the sperm whale
. The analogous
- dwarf sperm whale
and may be used for diagnostic
purposes. Like its giant
relative, the sperm whale
, the pygmy sperm whale
has a ****ceti organ
oil is oil obtained
from the blubber
oil from the bowhead whale
was sometimes known
oil, which comes
from the Dutch
- a ****ceti
organ. He named
(Euphysetes) simus, the same genus
as the sperm whale
(Physeter macrocephalus) and the pygmy sperm whale
- and the development
size and the ****ceti
organ, an organ
that is characteristic
of sperm whales
, are thought
to have evolved
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