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blubber

1. a thick insulating layer of fatty tissue below the skin of aquatic mammals such as the whale: used by man as a source of oil
2. Austral an informal name for jellyfish
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blubber

[′bləb·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large sea nettle or medusa.
(vertebrate zoology)
A thick insulating layer of fat beneath the skin of whales and other marine mammals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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