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synonyms for rorqual

  • mammal
  • porpoise
  • baleen
  • beluga
  • cetacean
  • finback
  • grampus
  • narwhal
  • orca
  • whopper
  • ceta
  • cete
  • orc
  • sei
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How to use rorqual in a sentence

Based on what she has observed in dissections of rorquals, Reidenberg says, the rigid and floppy cartilage flaps at the top of the larynx wouldn’t fit together to make a particularly good seal in whales.
BALEEN WHALES HAVE AN ‘ORAL PLUG’ TO HELP THEM GUZZLE DOWN FOOD WITHOUT CHOKINGKATE BAGGALEYJANUARY 24, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
Rorquals use a highly unusual strategy known as lunge feeding to capture krill, fish, and squid.
BALEEN WHALES HAVE AN ‘ORAL PLUG’ TO HELP THEM GUZZLE DOWN FOOD WITHOUT CHOKINGKATE BAGGALEYJANUARY 24, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
The only other rorqual to do so—the blue whale—raises the flukes slightly or not at all.
WHALES, DOLPHINS, AND PORPOISES OF THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTICSTEPHEN LEATHERWOOD
He came out to meet me upon the back of a mighty 'rorqual,' and a body-guard of four hundred picked narwhals swam before him.
TALES OF THE CHESAPEAKEGEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND
There is another kind of whale, called the lesser rorqual, which only grows to the length of about twenty-five or thirty feet.
THE ANIMAL WORLD, A BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORYTHEODORE WOOD
The rorqual feeds partly upon the small creatures which it captures by means of its whalebone strainer, and partly upon fishes.
THE ANIMAL WORLD, A BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORYTHEODORE WOOD
That of the extinct Halitherium recalls the pelvis of the Rorqual.
THE CAMBRIDGE NATURAL HISTORY, VOL X., MAMMALIAFRANK EVERS BEDDARD
What is temporary in the Rorqual appears to be permanent in the Sotalia.
THE CAMBRIDGE NATURAL HISTORY, VOL X., MAMMALIAFRANK EVERS BEDDARD
It has, however, the general outline of a Rorqual, with a relatively small head.
THE CAMBRIDGE NATURAL HISTORY, VOL X., MAMMALIAFRANK EVERS BEDDARD
There is a falcate dorsal fin; but the head in outline is not Rorqual-like in spite of its similar proportions.
THE CAMBRIDGE NATURAL HISTORY, VOL X., MAMMALIAFRANK EVERS BEDDARD
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WORDS RELATED TO RORQUAL

  • baleen
  • beluga
  • ceta
  • cetacean
  • cete
  • finback
  • grampus
  • mammal
  • narwhal
  • orc
  • orca
  • porpoise
  • rorqual
  • sei
  • whopper
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.