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Definition: spermaceti whale
Sperm whale \Sperm" whale`\
A very large toothed whale (Physeter macrocephalus
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
, 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
(Zo["o]l.), a toothed cetacean
), 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