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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sphyrna, genus Sphyrnanoun

    type genus of the Sphyrnidae


  1. Sphyrna

    Sphyrna (from the Greek word σφῦρα, "hammer") is a genus of hammerhead sharks with a cosmopolitan distribution in the world's oceans. Members of Sphyrna have a tendency to inhabit coastal waters along the intertidal zone rather than the open ocean, as their prey such as invertebrates, fish, rays, small crustaceans, and other benthic organisms hide in the sands and sediment along these zones. Members of Sphyrna are also known by synonyms such as Zygaena, Cestracion, and Sphyrichthys. The earliest species described of this genus was Sphyrna zygaena by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, while the latest described member, Sphyrna gilberti, was discovered and described in 2013.


  1. sphyrna

    Sphyrna is a genus of hammerhead sharks, which are known for their flattened and laterally extended heads. These marine animals are found all around the world in warmer oceans and seas. They range in size and can be as small as 3 feet or as large as 20 feet. The name "Sphyrna" is derived from the Greek word "sphyrna" which means "hammer", reflecting their unique head shape.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sphyrna

    sfėr′na, n. a genus of hammer-headed sharks.—adj. Sphyr′nine. [Gr. sphyra, a hammer.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sphyrna in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sphyrna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    A confectionery
    B directory
    C abdomen
    D accessory

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