Definition of Monodon
1. Noun. Type genus of the Monodontidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Monodontidae, Monodontidae
Member holonyms: Monodon Monoceros, Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale
Definition of Monodon
1. Noun. (zoology) Any toothed whale (such as the narwhal) of the family ''Monodontidae'' ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monodon
Literary usage of Monodon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"Monodon, Lin. The Narwhals have no teeth properly speaking, but mere long, straight and pointed tusks, implanted in the intermaxillary bone, and directed in ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1901)
"The larger, more hirsute form now universally known as monodon will become P. ... This subspecies is far more widely distributed than the true monodon. ..."
3. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"Monodon, narwhal, sea-unicorn. 2. Balaena, proper whale. 3. Physeter. 4. Delphinus, dolphin, porpoise. Cuvier distributes the class mammalia into three ..."
4. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"ADDITIONAL NOTE ON THE DENTITION OF THE NARWHAL (Monodon monoceros). By PROFESSOR TURNER. IN Vol. VII. of this Journal I gave an account of the examination ..."
5. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist by Natural History Society of Montreal (1857)
"Helix Monodon. (Rackett.) The species represented by Fig. 6.—" the single-toothed snail," is much smaller than either of the other two, and not so abun- ..."
6. The Natural History of the Order Cetacea: And the Oceanic Inhabitants of the by Henry William Dewhurst (1834)
"Monodon MICROCEPHALUS, OR SMALL-HEADED NARWHALE. THIS species* is of considerable size, varying from twelve to twenty-six feet in length, ..."
7. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"Monodon monoceros, Linn., the narwhal, is found in the northern seas and grows to 20 feet in length. The male has usually one long twisted tusk projecting ..."