Definition of rhinodon in US English:

rhinodon

noun

  • The whale shark, Rhincodon typus; (in form Rhinodon) the genus comprising this (now disused).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Rhineodon (later Rhinodon), former genus name from ancient Greek ῥίνη file, rasp + scientific Latin -odon, so called in allusion to the shark's rows of small teeth.

Pronunciation

rhinodon

/ˈrʌɪnədɒn/