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Introduction: Dolphins

Description of Dolphins

Dolphins: Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9).
Source: MeSH 2007

Terms associated with Dolphins:

Terms Similar to Dolphins:

  • Amazon Dolphins
  • Baiji
  • Cephalorhynchus
  • Chinese River Dolphin
  • Delphinidae
  • False Killer Whale
  • Franciscana
  • Fraser's Dolphin
  • Ganges Dolphin
  • Gray Grampus
  • Humpback Dolphins
  • Irrawaddy River Dolphin
  • La Plata Dolphin
  • Lagenorhynchus
  • Lissodelphis
  • Many-Toothed Blackfish
  • Marine Dolphins
  • Melon-Headed Whale
  • Ocean Dolphins
  • Piebald Dolphins
  • Platanista
  • Pontoporia blainvillei
  • Pygmy Killer Whale
  • Right Whale Dolphins
  • Risso's Dolphin
  • Rough-Toothed Dolphin
  • Sousa
  • Susus
  • Tucuxi Dolphin
  • Whale, False Killer
  • Whale, Melon-Headed
  • Whale, Pygmy Killer
  • White-Beaked Dolphins
  • White-Sided Dolphins

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Dolphins:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Dolphins

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Dolphins

The following list attempts to classify Dolphins into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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More Medical Dictionary Topics

  • Achondrogenesis I
  • Achondrogenesis IA
  • Achondrogenesis syndrome
  • Achondrogenesis syndrome type 2
  • Achondrogenesis type 1A
  • Achondrogenesis type 1B
  • Achondrogenesis type 2
  • Achondrogenesis type IA
  • Achondrogenesis type IB
  • Achondrogenesis type II
  • Achondrogenesis, Fraccaro type
  • Achondrogenesis, Houston-Harris type
  • Achondrogenesis, Langer-Saldino type

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