Phocaenidae

Phocaenidae

[fō′sē·nə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The porpoises, a family of marine mammals in the order Cetacea.
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The term porpoise is sometimes applied to many of the same species, but porpoises are members of the family Phocaenidae and have a blunt snout and spade or chisel-shaped teeth.