Definition of Delphinus

1. Noun. A constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila.

Generic synonyms: Constellation

2. Noun. Type genus of the Delphinidae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Delphinus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Delphinidae, Family Delphinidae
Member holonyms: Common Dolphin, Delphinus Delphis

Definition of Delphinus

1. n. A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See Dolphin, 1.

Definition of Delphinus

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A small summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dolphin. It lies between the constellations Cygnus and Aquila. ¹

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Medical Definition of Delphinus

1. 1. A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See Dolphin. 1. 2. The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila. Origin: L, a dolphin, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphinus

delphi technique
delphian node
delphinus (current term)
delta(1)-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase
delta(5)-3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
delta(8)-delta(7)-sterol isomerase
delta-(alpha-aminoadipyl)cysteinylvalinedisulfide reductase
delta-1-piperideine-6-carboxylate dehydrogenase
delta-15 desaturase
delta-22 fatty acid desaturase
delta-22 sterol desaturase
delta-cadinene synthase

Literary usage of Delphinus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"(g) delphinus. — Seafaring people call the species of this genus bottle-nose, bottle-head, ... (k) delphinus eutropia inhabits the Pacific Ocean and Chili. ..."

2. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"As the jaws and teeth of this species of delphinus form its most remarkable character, Sir Everard thinks the subject of sufficient interest to the ..."

3. List of the Specimens of Cetacea in the Zoological Department of the British by William Henry Flower (1885)
"Beluga, 14. beluga (Delphinapterus), 14. Berardius, 12. bidens (Mesoplodon), 11. bidens (Physeter), 11. bidentatus (delphinus), ..."

4. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"GENUS delphinus—THE MARINE DOLPHINS. These are characterised by a convex forehead, with a protruding muzzle which forms a sort of beak; they have teeth in ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"delphinus, Lin. The Dolphins have teeth in both jaws, all simple, ... (l) delphinus, Cuv. The Dolphins, properly so called, have a convex forehead, ..."

6. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1808)
"ARTICLE I. Description of a neto Species of Whale, delphinus ... A This animal very clearly belongs to the genus delphinus, Differs from of the class ..."

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